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(Contiiiued from page 7). Llanrwst v, Colwyn Bay-Continued. in a twinMing in front of Booth, Johnnie Jones placing his side ahead. The home side con- tinued to attack several shots going wide of the mark. The final whistle went with the score: — LIanrwst, 3; Colwyn Bay, 2. COMMENTS. For the visitors, Booth saved some good shots, and dæring the first half the backs were remark- ably good.. but fen off sümewhat with the pres- sure in the last half. The halves were an even lot, and had much work to do, and were ait times, perhaps, inclined to be rough. Of the forwards, Stanley Hughes and Ted Roberts were easily the best. < On the home side Dick Jones was fair, and Will Owei at back played a much better game, whilst he had the help of Chisholm in the last half owing to. injuries. The halves did a lot of good work, and their clearances were fine. The forwards, who are very diminutive, were all over their opponents during the last twenty minutes of the game; Arthur Richards and Howell Roberts were my fancy, whilst Johnnie Jones and Stephen were a good pair. We have seen W. A. Williams more effective than he was on Saturday. The two points were well contested for, and the odd goal to the homesters was only what they deserved.
HOLYHEAD v. PWLLHELI. A 6-1 VICTORY. (By" ROLAXTJ.") Notwithstanding their big score on the pre- vious afternoon, the Holyhead Swifts were again gluttonous for goals on Boeing Day, and after an excellent match, defeated Pwllheli, on the gluttonous for goals on Boeing Day, and after an excellent match, defeated Pwllheli, on the Oval ground, by 6 goals to 1. There was a large gate again, over ^17, and the day was ideal. » Mr Vincent, Llandudno, was the referee, and the home team was the Iame as on the previous day. The Pwllheli team was a., follows:- Goal, Sam Roberts; backs, A. Hughes and George Jones; halves, Rees Davies, Bob Ellis (captain), and Bob Jones: forwards, William Griffiths, Mo ss ley Jones, Owen Jones, Johnny Williams, and Fay. The spirited manner in which the game started showed that it was to be hotly contested, and so it proved. Mossley Jones was at once dangerous at the window end of the field, but Parry was all there, and returned. The visitors were in- clined to be rough, and were at once penalised just outside the penalty area, W. T. taking the free kick, which nearly brought disaster to the visiting goal. A short time- after Wallis struck the net with a clinker, the same player heading behind from a corner well taken by Salisbury. The home left was doing wonders, and Wallis sent in a splendid shot which Sam Roberts tried to catch, but missed, and the first goal was scored by the homesters. Amidst great excite- ment, the visitors went straight down from the centre, and Mossley got a lovely goal, thus equalising. The game became most exhilarating, and the crowd were delighted with the fire and vitality of the two teams. There were some pretty oentres by the home wingers, and quite as pretty clearances by the visiting backs. Another foul was given just outside tha penalty line, but the homesters failed to convert, a lightning and un- expected shot from Wallis bringing Roberts to his knees, but the latter got the ball awav in a praiseworthy fashion. Hugh Brown got in two scorching shots, which the visiting goalkeeper got rid of :n good style, earning the applause of the crowd -by his smart clearances. The visitors ran down, but the Pwllheli left winger was twice pulled up for offside. Mossley and Griffiths swung down rapidly and centied, Owen Jones giving Collier one of the most difficult shots, but the veteran custodian cleared in marvellous fashion. Hugh Brown worked for,mi opening, and giv- ing to Wallis, that little player put in a terrific grounder, which Sam Robeats had to clear at some danger to his bodily safety. A bit later he was called upon to get away stingers from R. C. Jones and Salisbury Owen, which he did with great credit to himself and profit to his team. Soon after, however, he made the mis- take of carrying the ball, and Parry took the I free kick, sending it between the goalkeeper's legs, at which the crowd were hugely delighted, and the homesters got a lead of one goal, « At half-time the score was 2-1, both sides play- ing a hard game, and the visitor-; not always playing too clean a game. In the, second half the Pwllheli men were still mcie rough, and time after time were pulled up for offences. Some of the crowd became annoyed, and a very unrusual thing happened, they boo-ed the offending players. At the re-start the visiters went up, but Parry sent them. back. They returned, however, and Griffiths -sent in a scorcher, which Collier cleared well. Through Salisbury the homesters got down, and one of the too-frequent fouls tak- ing place in the penalty area, Mr. Vincent awarded a penalty, which was taken by Parry, and safely placed in the net, this being the tlrrd goal. A neat bit of play by Wallis put R. C. in possession, and Le slammed the ball in, giv- ing Roberts no chance Though leading by four goals to one, the homesters kept up the pressure, and though the visiting backs kicked hard and otten, they could not keep the Swifts, from the goal area. The visiting right back and half made a dead set on Wallis, and even 'Hugh Brown was not immune from their none too gentlemanly attentions, which, however, were always seen by Mr. Vin- cent, and the usual free kick given. He might, I think, have warned the right half. The Swifts, to their credit be it said, refused to retaliate, and played the game in a praiseworthy fashion, re- iving upon cleverness rather than roughness and dirty play. Humphrey Jones ran through with the ball on his toes, and defeated Roberts for the fifth time, and a little later Wallis sent brilliantly across, and Salisbury dashing urp, registered a sixth goal with terrific force. There was no more scoring, but the Swifts easily held the upper hand to the end, and just before time Roberts was lying on the ball to avert a goal, which would have been .'Certain but for his action. < COMMENTS. Lying on the ball seems a favourite game with goalkeepers who visit Holyhead these days. It would be rather a dangerous proceeding if it were done in the last few minutes of a match, -when the teams were fighting for the winning goal. The Holyhead Swifts are gentlemen, and their forbearance, on their own ground, when pro- voked, deserves recognition. If any team asked for rough treatment, it was Pwllheli on Satur- day, and it is to the great credit of the home- sters that they refused to oblige. The Swifts played a splendid game through- out, and it would ha Je been more profitable' to the visitors if they had played the game and tried to get goals, instead of flooring their op- ponents by back charges and trippings'. Per- haps I am too strong in my remarks, but I must say that anyone who likes to see clean football would feel the same if he saw the match on Saturday. In all ways, it was a glorious victory for the homesters, and they thoroughly deserved it.
CARNARVON v. BANGOR. STRONG CITY SIDE DEFEATED. (Bv "CYMRo.") At the Oval, Camarvcn, on Saturday, Bangor met the United in a North Wales Coast League fixtfure. The City men brought down a very strong team, while the homesters were minus Jack Williams. The weather conditions were most favourable, and a iecord crowd lined the ropes. I understand that the gate money amounted to over Z30. Promptly to time, Mr. A. C. Slater, Llandudno, lined the teams as f,ollows:- Carnarvon Goal, G. H. Jones backs, Evan Hagheis and Albert Griffiths; halves., j: Griffiths, Mick Herbert, and R. H. Williams; forwards, R. H. Roberts, E. L1. Hughes, Walter Jones, Hugh Roberts, and Johnnie Jones. Bangor: Goal, H. R. Williams; backs,Bob Davies and D. J. Thomas; halves, Humphreys, Aaron Jones, and Brock; forwards, Ifor Thomas, Dargie, Dick Jones, Edgar Jones, and W.H.Jones -a Carnarvon won the toss and selected to play up the slope towards the Penbryn Mawr goal. From the kick off Bangou. went down, Evan Hughes cleaning with a huge punt. Hugh Ro- berts, at the other end, put over a centre from Johnnie Jane: The goal kick was placed well down the field, but Albert Griffiths ran to meet it, and cleared. Walter Jones now got going, but was fouled by Aaron Jones, the kick being cleared by Bob Davies. Johnnie Jones, gain- ing possession in midfield, raced along the touch-line, and tested H. R. Williams with a fine shot, which was well saved by the custodian. Edgar and W. H. Jones now advanced on the left, but J. Griffiths robbed them, and parting to "e Walter, the latter experienced hard lines, his shot mi 3.3in,- by inches only. From the goal kick Dargie got going, R. H. Williams smartly robbing him, and parting with the ball to Johnnie Jones, the latter shot against the side of the net. The Bangor forward line now ad- vanced towards the home goi,al, Herbert robbing Dick Jones when he was on the point of parting with the ball. Dargie was fouled in midfieild, Ifor Thomas missing a fine opening when well placed. lifor Thomas now tried a run on his own, but R. H. Williams checked him, and passed to Hugh Roberts. The latter tested H. R. Williams with a grounder, which was cleared. The homesters now seemed to have livened up considerably, and contianally worried the Ban- gor defence. A foul throw against Bangor was cleared by Aaron Jones, who set Dargie going, but Herbert soon checked Jiim. During an at- tack on the home goal, Ifor Thomas was pre- sented with a glorious opportunity of scaring, but to the disappointment of the Bangor sup- porters, he skied the ball. Dargie was fouled by J. Griffiths, Albert Griffiths clearing. Bangor attacked, and forced a comer, which was easily cleared by Evan Hughesi. A foul throw against Bangor resulted in Albert Griffiths sending the ball a t-rifle, wide of goal. Johnnie Jones tested iH. R. Williams with a fine shot, which the cus- todian fisted out. During ,J)n attack on the Carnarvon goal, Albeit Griffiths handled inside the penalty area. Bangor opened the score with a fast grounder, which found the corner of the net, well out of G. H. Jones's reach. From the centre, Ifor Thomas and Edgar Jones raced along the left, only tOo be robbed by Albert Griffiths. A foul throw against Bangor enabled Johnnie Jones to test H. R. Williams, who cleared just in time. E. Ll. Hughes Mid R. H. Roberts got going on the right but blOCk smartly robbed them, and set his forwards going. Johnnie Jones forced a cornea; off Bob Davies. The kick was nicely placed by Johnnie, Walter Jones making a fine attempt. The Bangor forwards now attacked, Ifor Thomas sending the ball well over the bar. R. H. Roterts, gaining possession of the goal kick, raced along the right, Brock smartly robbing him. Hugh Roberts forced a comer off D. J. Thomas, R. H. Roberts sending the ball flying off the bar when well placed. The goal kick was captured by Dargie, but he was fouled by Mick. The free kick was well placed, Hum- phreys sending behind. R. H. Roberts, captur- ing the goal kick., raced along the touch line, but failed to stop quickly enough to centre the ball, therefore Bob Davies cleared. E. L1. Hughes made a tine attempt to equalise, his shot missing the net by inches only. Bangor tooik up the attack, but Dick Jones got offside. Half- time was called, with the ball in midfield. Bangor, T Carnarvon, o. The second half aroused great excitement. From the centre, the home team penned the visi- rtors in their goal, and from now till the end the homesters outplaced them. Dargie broke away, but Mick soon robbed him, and sending the ball to E. Ll. Hughes, the latter centred to Walter, who coolly looked round for an opening, and banged the ball with great force into the net. From the centre the homesters were swarming round the Bangor goal, Hugh Roberts heading over a centre frtrn Johnnie Jones. A foul against Carnarvon released Bangor, the free kick being cleared by Mick. A foul against the homesters was placed iver the touch-line by D. J. Thomas. From the throw in, Carnarvoii ad- vanced towards H. R. Williams, Hugh Roberts and E. Ll. Hughes having hard lines with good shots. The whistle was now continually going for offside or a. foul, both sides being penalised in turn Some neat passing was witnessed be- tween Hugh Roberts and Johnnie Jones, the lat- ter sending the ball against the side of the net. Hugh Roberts, capturing the goal kick, forced a corner off D. J. Thomas, R. H. Roberts missing the net by inches only. The goal kick enabled Bangor to advance on the right, but Albert soon returned the1 homesters to the attack, where R. H. Roberts and Johnnie Jones experienced hard luck. Bangor now made a change, Dargie going to play back in place of Bob Davies. The change, however, did not prevent the homesters monopolising the play A foul against Bangol7 was easily cleared, and Edgar Jones, gaining possession, placed the ball behind, this being the first goal kick for the homesters. Carnarvon now advanced towards the Bangor goal, where Johnnie Jones romped ro-und Dargie, and cen- tring across the goal mouth, E. Ll. Hughes sent in a fast grounder into the net. From the centre, the homesters took up the attack once more, R. H. Roberts shooting wide. Carnarvon forced a comer, which R. H. Williams sent a trifle wide of the mark. The Bangor forwards now woke up, and came within the Carnarvon penalty arsa, wheir Dick Jones slammed the ball into the open goal, but to the surprise of the crowd, Albert Griffiths sprang from some- whe e and cleared with a huge punt. This was really hard luck for Bangor, and a fine save on the part of Albert. R. H. Roberts, ga;im,ing pos- session, raced along the right, finally forcing a fruitless corner. From now till the end the home, forwards kept bobbing round the Bangor goal, the whole forward line tiding everything, but put the ball in the net. A few minutes from time, Walter tried one of his runs, but when in front of H. R. Williams he was (in my opinion, .and judging from the crowds tripped by one of the visitors, till be wis sprawling towards the net. The referee, however, took no notice of it, and ordered a goal kick. The whistle went with Carnarvon strongly pressing. Final: Carnarvon, 2; Bangor, r. < < OBSERVATIONS. G. H. Jones in gi-al had but very little to do. He in no way could be blamed for the penalty he failed to stop. Albert Griffiths and Evan Hughes both playd a fine game, Albert having the most difficult wing to play. Of the halves, Mick was the star. He did not allow Dargie or any of the other forwards to settle down. J. Griffiths and R. H. Williams also played a grand gime. Johnnie Jones was easily the best for- ward on the field. He simply danced round the Bangor defence Hugh Roberts, Walter Jones, and E. Ll. 'Hughes Aeie .-omewhat even, all playing grandly. R. H. Roberts was rather dis- appointing, but lie was too keenly watched to .shitne. much. H. R. Williams, in goal for the visitors, played a grand game. There was but little to choose between D. J. Thomas and Bob Davies, both playing a hard game. The halves also played well, Brock being the best, with Hum- phreys coming second. Aaron Jones was not up to his usual form. Of the: forwards, not one of them come in for special praise. They all played well. Dargie, who played a, good game, was expected to do great things, judging from what the Bangor supporters said.
FRIENDLY. DENBIGH v. BANGOR DRUIDS. (B v RUFUS.") A friendly match wlas played between (the above teams at Denbigh on Boxing Day, before a fairly large crowd of spectators. The Denbigh Committee bad changed some oi the players who did duty the previous day against Pwllheli, and the inclusdon of the new player, R. Thomas,, who has been transferred from Ruthin, made a decided improvement on the front rank. Thomas is an old Druid player, and he created an excellent impression amongst the crowd. The Secretary of the Denbigh Club, Mr. D. H. Huighes, acted as referee. The following were the teams — Denbigh: Goal, S. Griffiths backs, Llew Rees and J. S. Williams; half backs, D. G. Williams, R. Hughes, and W. Davies forwards, E. E. Davies, R. Thomas, J. E. Edward^ Tommy Davies, and George Lewis. Bangor: Goal, T. A. Griffiths; backs, Bob Roberts and Edwards; half backs, R. Thomas, F. Cavil, and R. Jones; forwards, B. Roberts, B. Williams, George Hill, W. Jones, and Alf Hughes. The game was started vigorously, the home lot getting well away, but they were checked by the defence. A fine movement on the right wing was seen by Thomas and Davies, who seemed to understand each other immediately. Thomas placed well to the corner flag, and ran in, Davies getting in a beautiful centre. Before it readied the ground Thomas had turned it into the net amidst loud applause. They con- tinued to press., and in a very few minutes after- wards Edwards added the second with a crash- ing shot, which Griffiths did not attempt to stop. The Denbigh men now appeared to slacken the pace, and the visitors took up the running, giving Sam Griffiths plenty of hot shots to deal with. Owing to. a misuinderstand- gor inside right got through iand scored a some- what soft goal. The game up to half-time was very evenly fought, each end being visited in turn. < < The second half of the game proved to be in favour of the homesters, who kept up a con- tinual pressure. Ccri-i ge Lewis, was, doing some good work on the outside left, but his centres came somewhat late. One or these, however, was accurately placed to the toe of J. E. Edwards, who had no difficulty in finding the net. The pressure was kept up, Edwards, Thomas, and Davies being prominent for some exceptionally fine movements. E. G. Davies usually kept the ball to himself for too long a period, but with Thomas be effected some grand combination. Thomas was quite tricky with Edwards. The latter from long range tested Griffiths, and quite unexpectedly to the crowd, be did the hat trick. This was an exceptionally fine goal. The fifth goal came from the foot of E. E Davies, who from George Lewis' centre converted. Three of the Denbigh men were standing in a line of the goal, and Lewis,' kick was missed by two of them, Davies ultimately reaching it. At this period J. E. Edwards had another pot at Griffiths. He saved it well, but there was some dispute as to whether it was over ithe line when be caught it. From his position, the referee could not possibly see this, but I could see that it had clearly not gone over the line. To settle the dispute the ball was thrown up from where the shot was taken. Later on a sixth goal was added by Tommy Davies with a rasping shot. The last few minutes of the game found the homesters press- ing, but the defence were on the alert, and kept them in check. The final result was: Denbigh, 6; Bangor, r. COMMENTS- Denbigh wera in a far better rplaying mood on Saturday than on the previous day, when they were beaten by Pwllheli. R. Thomas created life amongst the front line, and his inclusion is a decided acquisition to the team. The play Off the Bangor men at times was very ragged, al- though some pretty combination was seen amongst the forwards. Their final attempts, however, were poor. In the second half of the game they were mostly on the defensive.
Football Chips. (BY "VIGILANT.") That I hope my readers have enjoyed their Christmastide, and I now wish them all the happiness the New Year can bring. That Beaumaris still crow as the only unde- feated team in the League. That their performances have been very meri- torious. That Carnarvon put another spoke in the wheel of Bangor's .progress at the Oval on Satur- day. That there will be a great race for the cham- pionship between Anglesea and Carnarvonshire this season. That the Canaries have an eye on it, as well as Beaumaris and Bangor. That I would not like to. say which of them will take it as yet. There's many a slip, &c. That there was much serenity of countenance and good temper at Beaumaris on Saturday. That the game, up to two-thirds of it, looked like a draw—and that a goal-less. one. That the Puffins rose to the occasion and won. That I offer my hearty congratulations to Mr. Tom Hughes, of the White Lion, and Mr. Jack Owen, 51, Church-street, upon the interesting events of their engagements in the matrimonial market. That Tom Hughes is an old Beaumaris player, and Jack Owen is one of the most sensible and genial of enthusiasts. That I trust Vigilant won't be forgotten at the interesting functions. That to both I wish Pob Iwc ac hir oes." That I offer my hearty congratulations to Friend Mackenzie upon having recovered his usual health. Scots wa hae!" That the song sung in Beaumaris on Saturday was Ri-to-nal-ral, right too-rahral re ray!" (He-ar, Ile-ar.) That there is plenty of variety in a trip from Llandudno to Beaumaris. Change your train at the Junction, walk across Bangor, cross the Sraits to Garth, then trap it, or shank it, to. the town. That Fielding Richards was good in goal, and saved several times tmartly. That William Williams was not in his best form, owing to an injured toe. That Sam Davies #Aras strong and resolute. That Taylor was good, and played a vigorous game. That Levi was a great worker, but struck me as being reckless in his efforts to impress. That all (the same, be is a tower of strength. I That W. J. Jones was cool, effective, a<nd in excellent form. He is a delightful and gentle- manly player, langd is aware of the finer points of the game. That Dick Humphreys -and Bellwood made a good right wing. That W. O. H. was W. O. H., as per usual. That he is a finefoirward or indeed, a utility main. I did not see any of his long grounder raspers on Saturday. The Humphreys brand knows no lunik, and are rare triers all the way. That Smedley and Sam Poole were an excel- lent left wing. That Sam is a quiet chap, and devoid of the I am Somebody spirit that one sees in other places. That I trust good digestion accompanied the Richards-Smedley dinner after the match. The appetite was whetted enough. That Bob Lunt played an excellent game in goal for the Cormorants. That he is now quite indispensible to the Amateurs. That his brother, Jack, was in splendid form, and is. a treat of a player. That his colleague J. 11. Jones, was also mighty, until that slip of his. That the trio of halves were ireally good. That Jay the smiler, Georgie, the little Trojan, and Haroild, the model, were uip-to-date. That Sam Williams, as, outside right, oug-ht not to be judged as a forward. Bravo, Sam, for vour pluck, though That Jack Brown did not get many chances. That Johnny Williams did not have a day out. That Brookes-Evlans was hungering for the net, but it never came off, did it, Brooksey? Better luck on Saturday. That Settle was a good trier. To see him reminded one of the Amateurs' earliest days. That I wish the Cormorants better luck on Saturday versus the Flamingos. That there has been a regular League shuffle this Christmas. That the Thrushes were again beaten on Christmas Day on the Denbigh grouiild by the Penguins of Pwllheli by the only goal of the match. That it was a bitter pill for the £ 13 gate that came to see their pets beaten for the second time in succession at home. That Holyhead had a £21 one on Christmas Day. That the Thrushes are, however, trying to mend their defects, and have secured other players. That R. Thomas, of Ruthin has materially strengthened the front rank of the Thrushes. That this was seen on Boxing Day, when the Bangor Druids—who are touring about—were properly beaten. That the Thruishes are a fine set of birds. That they will make an indention upon many a team before the season ckuses. I wish them, with all their faults—and they are not without them, a Happy New Year. That Pwllheli went down at Holyhead on Boxing Day to the tune of 6-1. That the Sealarks are great on home matches. Away matches become the rubber. That the Sealarks will certainly have a splen- did goal average. That the poor old Gulls of Colwyn Bay can not win a League match. That they were pecked of two valuable points by the wily old Roosters on Boxing Day. That there, will be an accession of old Roosters that have teen caged for some months on New 'Year's Day at Colwyn Bay. That the Gulls will have to watch No. i again. I wonder if the Gulls will win to-morrow? That Charlie Hallwood manages to score in the matches he plays. That Stanley Hughes has increased in good style, as a Cblwyn Bay player. That this young man has a future before him. That Boota has rot been in luck's way yet as a custodian. That the Bay's ex-goalkeeper, Charlie Hall- wood, is shining as u forward. That the game with Conway on Christmas Day at Pen rhos was rather on the rough side in the closing stages. That Dargie, the bn.Vian.t Bangor forward, was not up to his known form at Carnarvon on Saturday. That Cymro says the gate at the Oval on Saturday was about £3°' Good business That I iam glad football enthusiasm is reviv- .iing on the Coast. That the Soalarkj., of Holyhead, have had good inn-,ings during this Christmas. That there is a fine Beaumaris supporter in Bangor, 1itrtle Griffiths (Euiston). That I -,Aish ali my readers Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!"
Welsh Amateur Cup. The draw for the third round of the Welsh Amateur Cup competition was made at Wrexham on Monday wight as follow-; Bangor v. Carnarvon United. Holyhead Swifts v. Llandudno Amateurs. Birymbo Victoria v Summerhill. Buckley Rangers or Aston Hall v. Esclusham. Oaik Alyn v. Buckley Engineers. Rhos Rangers v. Bala Press. Llandrindod Wells or Llanf.ies Brigade v. Llanidloes. I Shpewsbuo-y Rogers v. Aberystwyth. The first-named clubs have choice of ground, and the ties have, to be played on January 23rd.
Tragic End of a Well-known Flintshire Footballer. The dead body of Peter Davies, of Mold, a young footballer well-known tihroughout Flint- shire was found on the roadside between Mold and Mynydd Isa' late on Saturday night. Davies, along with other young men, had been to Buckley to witness a football match between Mold and Burntwood At Mynydd Isa' he ap- pears to have expressed his detearmination not to proceed further in the conveyance, with the result that he was left behind, and he started to walk home alone to Mold. The might was bitterly cold and dark, and it is surmised that Davies. must have stumbled, bruising his face terribly by falling heavily to the ground, where he lay face downwards, and he probably suffocated. Later in the evening, as Mr. Thomas Parson- age was walking 11,0111"1 to Mynydd Isa', he no- ticed the body lying close to the footpath, and gave information to the police.
Vicar Prichard. NEWEST ADDITION TO CYFRES Y FIL." Messrs. R E. Jones & Bros., Conway, have in the press, and will issue in a few days, the latest addition to the bandy series of volumes,, entitled Cyfres y Fil," and edited by Mr. O. M. Edwards. Undoubtedly one of the most in- teresting of the excellent series, this book will deal with the life and work of that remarkable man, Vicar Priobard, author of Canwyll y Cymry." This gives a present interest to a note by Mr. Ernest Rhys in Monday's Manchester Guard- ian," in which he s,ays:- "A well-read copy of the famous Vicar of Lla:rlJddoV'ery's Canwyll y Cyrn.ry,' or Welsh- yr men's Candle,' has just come to light—as Elia or his favourite Thomas Fuller would not mind one's saying—in a London cup-board, among alien things. Better Christmas reading, I sup- pose, one could not have." The well-thumbed book was printed at Llan. ddovery by William Rees just fifty years ago. The name of Vicar Prichard, always revered, has become very prominent of late. Recently the Bishop of St. Asaph lectured before the Liverpool Welsh National Society on Vicar Prichard of Llanddovery and the Revivals of Wales," and it would be timely to quote so-me of the learned prelate's observations. In Vicar Prichaid of Lla.nddo\ery," his Lordship said, we have a popular poet whose influence upon the religious life of his country- men has been almost unrivalled. Fifteen years before he was, Vicar of Ll.amMovery the spirit of reform and progress had given the Bible to the people of Wales in their own tongue. First came the reading of the Epistles and Gospels in Welsh in the chief service of the Church, soon, to be followed by the New Testament and the Prayer-Book. Than came the large Welsh Bible for every church in Wale 5, and in 1^30 the small Bible in Welsh, known a" Beibl Coron,' was published. The Crown Bible reached the homes of the people. Inut the greater part of the work still remained to be done, because very few of the people could read How, then, were the great (mass of the unlettered people of Wales to- be made familiar with the Holy Scriptures? Miany doubtless Isaw the need. One man sup- plied it. The' poems of Vicar Prichard were composed duriig the, first three decades of the seventeenth century, and were probably pub- lished for the first time in! 164.6, under the title of Canwyll y C'ymry.' He designed his poems to be learnt by heart. In the range and depth of their influence these poems rank next in im- portance to the work of the translators of the Bible into Welsh. Wherever the Welsh Bible went, Canwyll y Cymry went, and xrom the first appearance, of :these: poerns right down to the middle of the nineteenth century the people of Wales have found in them an expression of their highest religious aspirations. Certainly for 200 years, probably throughout the whole historv of Christianity in Wales, no other book, the Bible alone exceptied, has so greatly pos- sessed the hearts and so profoundly influenced the lives of the Welsh people."
Military Wedding, On Saturday, December 12th, a smart military wedding took place at St. Mark's Church, Re- gent's Par'k. The contracting parties were Sergt. Sloan, 16th (The Queen's) Lancers, Aldershot, and Miss Ellenor Davies, of Park-street, Re- gent's Park. The Rev. M. F. Bell, Vicar of St. Mark's, officiated. The bride was given away by her mother. Sergeant Mooney, of the bride- groom's regiment, acted as best man, while Miss Elsie Davies (bride's sister) was chief brides- maid. The happy pair on leaving the church passed under an archway of crossed swords. A reception was aiterwards held at the house of the bride's parents. Later in the day, Sergeant and Mrs. Sloaii left for Blaenau Festiniog, eln route for Belfast, where the honeymoon will be spent, and they were accorded a hearty send-off The following is a list of pre,sent:-Bri.de to bridegroom, gold watch chain bridegroom to .bride, pearl and diamond bracelet; bridegroom to bridesmaids, gold curb bracelets; bride's parents, cheque, half-dozen chairs, and house linen; Miss Elsie Davies (sister), brass fender and fire irons; Sergeant Mooney, marble clock and statuettes Mr. John Davies (brother), tea service; Mr. a-d Mrs. G. James Morgan, Blaen- au Festiniog, dinner service; Mir. and Mrs. E. Figgins, silver tray Master David R. Davies, pair mirrors; Master Basil Davies, travelling" rug; Miss Charlotte Sloam, silver Queen Anne coffee pot; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Evans, silver teapot; Mr. Eddie Evans, silver jug and sugar basin Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, counterpane; ¡1Ts. Richards, biscuit casket; Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, set of carvers; Miss Richards and Mr. Ramm, 6-bottle cruet; Mr. W. J. Porter, silver ca'ke basket; Mr. and Mrs. .Arthur Evans, Japanese tea table; Sergeant and Mrs. Parker, silver Queen Anne teapot; Sergt-Major and Mrs. James, case of forks; Mr. and Mrs. Achbold, spoons; Master John and Miss Jennie Jones, preserve, dishes; Miss Annie Evans,, Wedgwood hot water jug; Mr. .and Mrs. Hayward, salad bowl; Corporal Dooura, set of brushes Sergeant Wilson, shav- ing stand Mr and Mrs. D. R. Conway, Blaenau Festiniog, table centre and gipsy cloth Mr. D. O. Jones, Blaemaui Festiniog, pair handsome vases Miss EIlenor and Master Soninie Figgins, pickle forks; Viss Begbie and Miss Hooper, flower vase; Miss Buckley, brass candlesticks.
Gazette News. (FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.") FIRJST MEETINGS AND PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS. William Barnett, 4, Glanhwfa-road, Llangefni, wat, January 8th, 2,30 p.m., Crypt Chambers, Chester; January 141th, 1.2.30 p.m., Magistrates' Room, Bangor. Elizabeth Pritchard, Menai Bridge Inn, Llan- erchymedd, licensed victualler, January 7th, 2.45 p.m., British Hotel, Bangor; January 14th, 12.30 p.m., Magistrates' Room, Bangor. NOTICES OF DIVIDENDS. William Stanley Smith, Bryntirion, Bersham, near Wrexham, manager to Messrs. F. W. Soames Co., of Wrexham, is. 6d. in the £ first, January 1st, 16, Corn Exchange Chambers, Chester.
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