Penmachno Christmas Eisteddfod. The annual Eisteddofd known as Llenydd- iaeth Ysgrythyrol Penmachno was held on Cihrif^nas Day at the Public Hall, and turned out a complete success. The Presidents thiis year were: Afternoon, meeting, Mr. Davia Hughes, Rhydymeirch. Evening meeting, Rev. T. J. James, Penmachno. The meet- ings were conducted by Mr. R. E. Thomas, Trefxiiw. The musical adjudicator was Mr. J. T. Rees, Mots. Bac., Abexystwv/th, and Mr. W. Morgan Jones, Orsranisit, Rhydtymeirch. acted as accompanist, while the duties oil noetical adjudi- catior were performed by Rev. R. Silyn Robexits, M.A., Blaen-au Festiniog. The literary adjudi- cators, wear a Rev. R. Silyn Roberts, M.A., T. J. Jameis., and W. Lloyd Davies, Penmachno; T. i 0. Jones, Mold; Mr. T. 0. Jones. Council School, and Miss L. K. Evans, Bradford House. Adjudieatoxs for recitations, Rev. D. E. Roberts (Myfyr Machno), North, r. and J. Riohards, Graianfryn. The Secretaxy this, year was Mr. G. S. Jones Ddlol Cwm, and Mr. W. E. Williams acted as Treasurer. AFTERNOON MEETING. The meeting wasi opened with a hymn-tune after which the President, Mr. D. Hughes, de- livered a short address. LIST OF AWARDS. r\ l<eciting Hymn 40a (.under 5 years ox age) 1, Kate Davies, Salem; 2, M. K. Roberts, Salem 3, G. Thomas, Salem. Hymn 346 (under 8 years of age) i, Maggie Roberts, Sailiem 2, Annie M. James, Salem; 3, E. T .Roberts and Idwal, DaJvies (equal). Reciting, Salmi lxv. (under 10 years, of age) M. A. Owen, Salem 2, Maggie Roberts, Salem 3, N. Roberts, Salem, and Annie Hughes, Rhyd- y-meirch (equal). IH, Chapter v. (under 13 years ol age) i, E. S. Roberts, Sale.m 2, Nellie Roberts, Salem, and M. L. Evans, Salem.; 3, M. A. Owen,, Salem. Dictation for Children under 13 years: i, Annie Roberts, Cyfyng; 2, Dilys Owen, Salem. Solo, for boys under 13 years: i, Edward Lloyd, Salem 2, Johnny Evans,, Salem 3, D. Em'lyn Davies, Siloh. ISol-ol for girls under 13 years: i, M. J. Petih- grew, Siale-m 2, Maggie Evans, Llanrwst; Aliice Lloyd, Rhydymeirch L. Lloyd Jones, Salem. RelCilting vvrdau, olaf lesu Grist," chapter xi. (under 18 j^ears of age) 1, Johnny E,vans, Salem 2, Dilys Owen, .Salem 3, T. O. Thomas. Rhiydymeirch. Duett for children under 16 years of age i, M. A. Owen and Annie Hughes; 2, L. Lloyd Jones and Kate M. Jones. Essay (under 18 years) History of the Church according to the Acts i, Thos. O. Thomas, Rhydymeirch 2, J. Lloyd, Salem. Juvenile choirs (under 16 years of age), Mae pobpeth yn dda (Joseph Parry). 4 choirs com- peted i, Salem, No. 3 (D. W. Evans) 2, Salem, No. 2 (Oswald Evans). Pianoforte Solo Miss; Jennie Williams, Gliias- fryn, near Cor wen.. Translation, from Welsh to English: W. Griffith Evans, Salem.. Solo, "Bryniau Aur fy Ngwlad: i, Wm. Thomias, Pemmachno; 2, David Jones, Rhyd-y- Meirch. Essay, Bre-nhiniaeth Bahilon" (under 25 years of age1) i, Miss H. E.. Jones, Salem 2, T. O. Thomas, Rhydymeirch. Recitation (under 16 years of age), Cling close to the rook, Johnnie": i, Jane E. Roberts, Blaeniaiu Festiniog; 2, N,elillie Roberts, Salem; Wimiam Williams. Juvenile choirs (under 18 years of age), "Medd- yliau am y nefoedd Penmachno. Juvenile choir (Mr. D. John Owen). EVENING MEETING. The evening meeting was opened, with the hymn tuine Marchog lesu yn llwydddianitts, • and was presided over by Rev. T. I. James. LIST OF AWARDS. Contralto Solo, Omid oes Balm yn Gilead Mrs. J. W. Jones, Rhydymeirch. Translation, from English into Welsih Mr. E. Lloyd Williams. Duett, Tenor and, Bass. Dysgwch oil yr hen gianiadlau D. 0. Jones and rhcs. Roberts, p Penaiiachno1. Four Stanzas in. memory of Miss L. V. Wil- liams, Groieisffordd: Ap 1-iuwco Cemaes, Anglesea." Soprano Solo, Gwlad y Bryniau Llinos Else, Bettwsycoed. Englyn Pur o. galon T. Flerbert Flughes (Eryl Menai), Llanrwst. Tenor Solo, "Mercih y Seer D. O. Jones, Penimachno.. Essay, "Cyfrifoldelb mam gydag addysg gref- yddol: Miss L. K. Evans, Penmachno.. Quartett, "Y Deigryn" R. D. Evans and Party Cwan. iRecitation, Yr amheuwr yn y glyn (Oiv.er 18 )rears.); i, Thos. Hughes, Ysbytty Ifan; 2, W. Thomas, Penmachno, Duett, Soprano and Alto-, Mae'r byd yn llawn 01 ganu i, Llinos Else 3in,dl Mrs. J. W. Jones; 2, Anni.e Evans, and K. M. Jones, Party of tweilve voices, Pan ddywedem ru ,e" Nos da." Threel parties cointeated, and after a keen contest the Salem party, under the leader- ship of Mr. Thos. Roberts!, Penm-acbno, were awarded the prize. Bass Solo, Bydd godieuni yn yr hwyr: Mr. Thomas Roberts, Penmachno-, Best poem, not exceeding ioo lines, Y ShJec- ina Dewi Mai o Feirion, Blaenau Festiniog. Chief Choral Competition, "I'r Gwynfyd draw Rhydymeirch ^noral Union (R. R. Jones). Chief Essay, Cadwraeth y Sabbath, yn ol dysigeidiaeith le.su Grist" Miss L. K. Evans-, Penmachno. Male Voice Competition, Gosteg For After a good' coimfpeitition the Penmachno. Male Voice Choir (D. O. Tones) was declared first, and the Dol Gynwal Male Voice Choir (T. Roberts) second.
WEEK BY WEEK. I Wales has a kind of link with Shakespeare, though a remote one. John Dyer, the poet (author of Gro,ngar Hall "), married a sister John Strong Ensor, whose grandmother was a Shakespeare, andi descended from a brother of the poeit. L ■» The pompous judge glared sternly over his ¡ spectacles ait the tattered prisoner, who- had been dragged before the bar of justice on a charge of vagrancy. Have yau ever earned a shilling in your life? he asked, in fine scorn. Yes," was the response "I voted for you at the last election." Little Ethel, aged five, was quietly playing with her dolls, when she suddenly exclaimed, Mother, was Eve a woman? Certainly, dear," replied the mother. "And is Santa Claus a man?" ursued Ethel. Why, of course he is, dear," responded the mother. short pause ensued, and then Ethel again in- quired, Well, mother, did Santa Claus marry Christmas Eve? An old lady am whom Mr. Lloyd Georige called some time ago in his neighbourhood was delighted at the honour of a vislt. But when the Chancellor mentionedi that be was going to speak in the chapel the following Sunday she (became silent and concerned..Apparently, she .had heard a good deal about suffragettes, for she remarked, anxiously, I do hope, Davie, that you are not going to create a disturbance J A Mountain Ash man who has just been in North Wales (according to the Western Mail") laughed all the way home over a handbill giiven him at Abergele. It announced a special Christ- mas ,sale, and said, that Mr. bo-and-So will sell by auction (no reserve) a grand lot of new flannel, blouses, skirt lengths, Bibles, Prayer Backs, and cabinets, Wesleyan hymns, and hun- dreds of useful Christmas presents." The trades- man describes it as a clearance sale of re- mainders." A second and revised edition of "A History of Ancient Tenure's of Laiud1- in the M arches of North Wales is in preparation for immediate publication. The original work, published in 1885, was written by Alfred Neobard Palmer, Wrexham, but the pre'senit volume is the joint work of Mr. Palmer and Mr. Edward Owen. of the India Office. The oo-operation of two minds has led to a wider viieiw being taken of the material. Mr. C. J. Clark, of 65, Chancery- lane, is the publisher. At Gwydyr Hcuise, ]*J,.a Whitehall—KOW used as a. Government department was formerly the town hOThse of the v&neraible peer of that name there mjiy be seen a, fine example of old suffers on eiitheT side of the doorway. These are a survival of the old days before gas, when carriages were accompanied by servants carry- 's ing candles on long poles, and which were ex- tinguished by means off the snuffers when a call was made by the occupants of the equipage. Glimpses of home life in 1710 reveal to us a few interesting facts. Eggs were thfm forty a. penny; S stone of beef cost 16 s. 8d., a hind quarter of mutton 3s. 4d., a whole 1,amb 7s. 6d., two fat capons'3s. On the other hand, though, for China tea 40s. per lb. was demanded, a bottle of gaod brandy cost 31s., while a yard of velvet came to. 15s. The earliest use of potatoes in Wales appears to have been in or about 1765. Before the introd rctiom of the potato scurvy water," curvy grass," amid" scurvy wort were in. great request. An interesting record is claimed by a well- knowni Rhyl family in connection with the County School at Llamnwat. Mr. R. M. Hugh- Jotnes, M.A., J.P., priniciipial of Colet House School, Rhyl, who distributed the prizes gained by the LTanTwst-'C'ounty School pupils a few days ago, is one of six brothers who were pupils there for a continuous, period of- twenty-one years, with, a gap of only a few months. Mr. R. M Hugh-Jones is the son of a former dis- tinguished clergyman of St. Asaph Diocese, and was at one time a master at the, famous ROiSsaliL School, while one of his brothers, Mr. Llewelyn Hugh-Jones, is official receiver in bankruptcy for Chapter and North Wales. The Nonconformisft ministers of North Wales •rV'e seriously contemplating the establishment of a Bible class for newstpaper reporters. They have been driven to this by a press agency s reports of Mr. Lloyd George's Welsh speeches at Car- narvon last week. The Chancellor, himself an old Sunday School teacfoeir, is fond of initer- larding his Welsh speeches with Biblical quia- tations. The Philistine reporter, knowing Welsh, but ignorant of his Bible, proceeds straightaway to make a literal translation, thus missing the essential flavour of the speaker. In his soeech at the delegates' meeting last Thursday among the quotations used by the Chancellor wete- Jude xxiii., "And others save with fear," which the sapient reporter rendered, "You must keep others by fright," whale i Corinthians xvi., 10, I laboured" more abundantly than they all, came out as, "I have excelled them in the amount of work which I have performed. < A few gentlemen were having a pleasant con- versation the other evening, when (says the Western. Mail ") an ex-M.P. and candidate for a certain borough wild the following story: A few years ago, before the women's suffrage movement had reached anything like its present dimefnfaions, a young lady, with advanced ideas, approached Mr. Labouohere with a request that he should lend his aid to the cause, of "Voities for Women." But my dear lady," said Mr. Laboucheie, "the natural corollary would be I, bo .ei e, that you would then want to sit in the House. Is it not so? Yes, that is quite true," she assented. Well," pursued he, "thélJt would be very awkward, for, you know, you would have to take your hat off when you rose to address the House." Oh, Mr Labouchere," she eagerly exclaimed, I would take everything off if I could only get into the House of Com- mons A middle-aged Welsh miarket-woman visited a theatre for the first time in ner life, and wias much interested in the piece, which was founded on Kingsley's Westward Ho! Mari sat in a front seat in the stalls. In one scene an actor representing Hawkins, the famous admiral, came on the stage, and concluded a wrathful speech with the well-known old-fashioned ex- clamation Marry, come, up! No, thank eu, siurr said Mari, rising in her seat and curtseying respectfully; I do famous down here." The audience roared1, and Mari gazed round in wonder. Quiet being restored', the actor con- tinued his tirade, concluding again with, Marry, some up, I say I can see splendid here, surr, thank eu, surr," protested Mari, I am 'shamed to go on the platform." Romany is dying out amongst the English gipsies, but one family srtilil cherishes it. It is the family of Woods, some of whom may be seen in Nonth Wales fiddling, idling, and fish- ing. The first known progenitor oif this famous family was a great man in 1720—a "Romany Rye," oar gipsy gentleman. He always rode on horsebiack an a blood honse, and would not sleep in the open, but in barns," said his great- grand-daughter, in describing him. He wore a three-cornered hat with gold lace, a silk coat, with swal-low taiils-soinietimes black and a waistcoat embroidereid) with green leaves. The buttons on the coat were half-crowns, those on the waistcoat, were shillings. His breeches were white, tied with silk ribbons, and these were bunches of ribbons at his knees. On has feet he had pumfps with silver buckles amd silver spur s, and he wore I wo gold rings—o»ly two and a gold watch and chain."
Taclo'r Arglwyddi. GAN Y PARCH. EVAN JONES, CAERNARFON. (Aybeiztii, t'f "VeehIY News.") Nid yn bersonol. Yn yr ys.tyr hwn, a'u cymeryd gyda'u gilydd, diau nad yw yr ar- glwyddi nemor gwell na gwaeitih na dynion eraill. Ar y cyfan, drwodd a thro, dichon eu bod yn well. Anadl edrnoes y berndefigaeth ydyw parch a gwarogaetih eu hisr:add.. H-eb y petihau hyn, iddyirut hwy prin y gellid dywedyd fod bywyd yn wellth ei fyw. Lie bydldo'r hwre yn isel, a'r cyffyrddiad a'r het neu y cyrtsi yn brin a diyn;, deailir ar unwaith fod rhywbeth o'i le. An- fynydh ryfadjdol y ceir pendehg na'i deulu yn cklideimlad i hyn, a lie byddont; felly bydd eu dlylanwad wedi mynd. O.herwydd y peihau hyn ceir y bendeifigaeth, braidd yn ddieithiuad, yin eiddigus o'r anrhydedd a'r henw da. Y mae ami ofn y bobl." Hyd y gallo gwnja bobpeith i eirnnill eu ffafr a'u hewyllys da. Gwasigara ei rhoddi-on a'i ffafrau, a gof,aila am ddigon o ired bob amser i'r olwynion cymidedthasol gerdded yn gyflym a di-drwst. Ymrodda i feitlhir'n' hed-dweh a ohymiydogaeth ddla pe na byddiai hynny yn unrhyw ddiben ond ei manitais ei hun. Ac heblaw hynny, y mae hein gyd- nabyddiiaeth oesau, fel yr eiddaw, wedi gor- chuddioi o'r golwg bob yrnddangois-'ad o uchel- g.ais a hunanioldeb neu_o onnes. a gwaseidd-dra. Wedi ymddangosdad y Gyllideb, a chael ei bod yn cyffwrddi i ryw raddau a u cyllid hwy eu hunain, datiganodd nifer mawr o'r pendeifigion eu hoifnau nas glaillolilit rhagllaw ddial i lynj dlraddodliadàu caredig a haeliioinus y teulu, ac y byddai yn rhaid iddynt gwtogi yn eu treuliadau, a throi ymaith rai o'r hen wasanaethyddlion yr oeddynt hwy a'u cyn-dadau wedi bad yn eu gwasanaeth ens oesau. I gadw i fyny yr urddas tieiuluaidd hwn gwaria rhai o honyinit gymamit a mil o bun.au yn yr wythnos, mewn heddwch a chymydgaeth dda, a rhywhe:th anhyfryd ydyw meddwl y gallilai dim o'r caredigrwydd hwn gael ei amharu. Ond hyd yn, oed pe na buasai peth- au fel hyn—pe na buasai yr arglwyddi yn gwneuthur dim i ryglyddu unarhyw barch—.nid atebasai unrhyw ddiben da, yn wladol nac yn gymdeithasol, i geisio. taflu unrhyw anfri per- sonol arnynt. Medr dynion galluog ddweyd pethau miniog ryfeddol am eu gilydd heb gyff- wrdd a chymer.i,adau na chyfeillgatwch personpl eu gilydd. Y mae Due Marlborough a Mr. Win stem Churchill yn ddlau gefnder. Nid oes neb. wedi bod yn galetach n.a;r ddweddaf ar y duc- iaid. ClewtLa hwy yn ddidrugaxedd. Ac eto pwy oedd ymhlith y gwahoddeddgion eleni yn treulio'r gwyliau yng mgOxastell Blenheim ond Winston Churchill! Yn. ein rhyf-el yn erbyn yr arglwyddi., pa mor olfnladwy bynnag y bo, iiiid oes eisieu dywedyd dim am dtanynit yn bersonol. Nid i gyd. Nid yw'r arglwyddi ilia da na drwig—i gyd. Y mae gweihilion i'r gwenilth. Ymysig y chwe cfhant o. arglwyddi sydd yn meiddui hawl. i eistedd yin yr hyn a elwir y Ty Uchaf y mae rhaci. o'.r Rhyddfrydiwyr cyritaf yn y deyrnas. Ac nid peth newydd yw hyn. 0 fewn cof i mi oeid prif golofaau yr achos, Rhydd- frydig ymysg y Duoiaid a ddiystyrir mor fawr- Due Bedfoid, Due Sutherland, Due Argyll, Due Devonshire, Due Westminster, &c. Erbyn hyn y mae'r rhai hyn oil wedi mynd, a'u teuluoedd gyda hwy. Tywydd. teg ar eu holau. Oind y mae eraill eto yn aros. Y faith ydyw dylaniwad Toriaeth ar Dy yr Arglwyddli fel y dywedir mai prin y gall Rhyddfrydwr da yn Nihy y Cyffredin barhau yn ei Ryddfrydiaeith wedi cyrraedd yl Ty hwnniw am ragor, na chwe mis. Ac y ma.e rhai symudiadau diweiddar wedi rhoddi peth cefnogaelth i'r syniad gwatwarus hwn. 0 gymaint a hynny y dyliai fod ein parch yn fwy i'r 7° hyniiy a roddasant eu pileidlais ynoi yn ddiweddar o bliaid y Gyllideb'. Na, wrth daclo'r arglwyddi, y mae yn dda i nd feddwl nla raid eu taclo i gyd. Yr hyn a olygir ydyw taclo. Ty yr Arglwyddi. Ac y mae yn rihywyr gwneud hyn. Pa beth .yr byinnagr a feddylir nieu a ddywedir am aeiodau'r Ty, am, y Ty ei h-unain, nid oes dim, da i'w ddywsdyd. Pe biuasai unrhyw setfydliad arall yn rhedeor ar yr un llinellau gwels.id ar unrwailtih ei fod yn rhy ynfyd i'w amddiffyn. Dywedir fod dyn yn gyfreithiwr, a bod y meiibion hynaf, yn rhinwedd eu perthynias, a'u tad, a dim arall, yn c,ael eu penodi yn gyfreiithwyr mewn olyn.iaeth, 0 oets i oes. Neu dyweder fod y tad yn farnwtf, i weiaiyddu y cyfreithiau, fod ei fab hynaf yntau, a m,eibion hynaf hwnaiw, dros yr holl oesoedd, pa beth bynnag fydid-oeu gallffiuoedd a'u cyr- haeddiadau, i gaeil eisteddiar y fainc farnol fel eu hynafiaid. Neiu dyweder fod hyn yn wir am feddygo;)!'—fod; pob mab hynaf, pa beth by.naiiag fyddo) en. ddyslg a'i gymeiriad, i gael gweinyddu fel meddyg. Y mae y fath beltih yn rihy ynfyd i feddwl am dano. Ond dyna haines Ty yr Ar- glwyddi. Yr oecild y Due o Marlborough yn bution dyn, ac yn haeddu parch. Ond pwy a fuasai yn meddwl y buasai ei biliogaeth dros byth, o. herwydd hynny, i feddu hawl i eistedd i wn-euthur cyfreitihiaiu i'x bobl ddyddiiau'r dldaear? Yr oiedd y Due Wellington yn faes- lywydd mawI. Ond pa reswm fed. yr hyn a wnaeth ef yn rhoddi yr hawl i'w deulu ar ei ol eistedd yn Nhy yr Arglwyddi, drois byth i wneiud cyfreithiau ? Y m\élJe'r fath beth yn rhy wrthun i feddwl am dano.; ac er hynny dyna ydyw haneis Ty yr Arglwyddi. Gwir fod dwy ran o dair o hono o darddi-ad cydimariaeitboll ddiweddar, ac y gallesid disgwyl i'r rhai hynniy, yn einwedig yr eSigobion sydd yno aim eu hoes, fod yn 11ai henafol a aheid- wadol. Ond1, fel y dywedai De Qtutncy, yn gyffredin y miaie arglwydd o greadigaeth ddi- weddar yn fwy eiddigus o urddias ei greadigaeth ac o bwysiigrwydd ei eisteddle na'r hen, ben- decfigaeth a ddichon olrhain ea dechreuad, OIS nid i urddas, i henafiaeth canrifoedd. Fel hem ddiodi dda, y mae henafiaetlh wedi meddalu min a llymdeir distylliad diw.e<dld'alr. Felly y mae henafiaeth yr arglwyddi wedi tyneriu ychydig ar drahausder eu tra-arglwyddiaeth. Nid felly yr axglv/yddli newydd greedig, ac yn nieilltuol yr esgobion. Caxaswn yn fawr allu diweyd gair gwell am y rhai hyn. Y maeint yn awir, ar y cyfan, yn ysgolheigiom lied wych, a lliaws o honynit wedi eu cymieryd 0 blith y bobl. Oind wedi cyrraedd Ty yr Arglwyddi y maerit wedi .miynied yn fwy ceidwadol na'r. Ceidwadwyr. Sonia yr hen glasuron am ryw ysbryd a elwid 11 Vampire." Nodwedd hwn. ydoedd ei fod yn gwylied ei gyfle i. fyned j me.wn i d d ynion ar adeigau neiHduOll. Dywedid am y Palb, Pius IX., cyn ei wneud yn Bab, ei fod yn un o'r cymer- iadau mwyaf dymunol, yn rnyddlflrydwr o'r iawn ryw, yr hwn y disigwylid lilawer odidi wrtho. Wecli ei wneud yn Bab, fel pe buaisai rhyw ys- bryd dieilithr wedi ei feddiannu, daeth yn ddyn arall. Fel hiwminiw gynt, gellid tybied fod yr ysbryd aflan yn eistedd ar ei ysgwydd', ac yn gwylied ei law yn. symud o'r ddysgl at ei email, ac yn diisgwyl iddi agor. Pan. wnaeth, aeth ynitam i mewn gyda',r tamaid, a gwyddis y can- lyniadau. Nid anhebyg ydyw gyda'r esgobion. Cyn eiu. penodiad gellid disigwyl oddi wrthyinit befthau gwell. Unwaith wedi cyrraedd y fame yn Nhy yr Arglwyddi nid yw cen.ed, mac iaith, na chrefydd yn ddim byd mwy iddyntPa belth na chrefydd yn ddim byd mwy iddyntPa belth byninag a allont gadw iddynt eu hunain, neu ei roddi ar eraill, hwy a'i gwnant. Gresyn hym; omeK dyna'r gwir. Ac yn enwedig y mae yn wir am hanes holl ymddygiadau yr arglwyddi at yr Eglwysi Rhydd. ion. O'r chwe chaint a eistieddant yn Nhy yi Arglw;yddi nid oeSi o Ymnieillduwyr ond liLai o nifer nag sydd.' 011 fysedd ar ein dwy law. Ffurfia yr anghydtffurfwyr o leiaf hanner publogaeth y deyrnias. Y miae rhani ddla o honynt yn Nhy y Cyffredin. Yn Nhy yr Arglwyddi nid ydynt ond megys dau ronyn o rawn ymhlith bwsiel o us. Ac y mae holl ragfamau y Ty hwnnw yn eu herbyini. Pa obaith sydd ganddynt am gyfiawn- der oddi ar ei law? Y mae diystyrwch y beiloh- ion yn ddiarhebol. Nidl llai amlwg ydyw di- ystyrwch Ty yr Arglwyddi at anghenion cyf- reithlawn yr Eglwysi Rhyddionl. Yr ydys wedi goddef hyn yn hir—yn rhy hir. Ond yn awr y mae dvdd y cyfrif wedi dyfod. Rhaid taclo Ty yir Arglwyddi. Myna rhai nad oes ei eisieu; ac y mae y ni-fer. hwn yn. cynyddu. Mae'r gwpan wedi ei llanw, a rhaid i'r Ty hunan-gondemn- liedig hwn bellach ei hyfed. Caernarfon, EVAN JONES. Rhagfyr 27, 1909.
Carnarvon Boroughs. A WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN. A campaign in opposition to Mr. Lloyd George's candidature is to be conducted in the Carnarvon Boroughs by the Women's Freedom League. Committee-rooms have been opened at Carnarvon in charge of Miss Muriel Matters, and several meetings are to be arranged. Miss Tillard, who has arrived in the town to make the necessary arrangements, has stated that the League is also opposing Conservatives who are anti-suffragettes and who are likely to be in the Conservative Government.
.=:=-==-==- CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 7. This recipe is one of a series published weekly by the proprietors of Cakeomia in this column. Anyone wishing to have the Cakeoma Recipe Book can obtain it from theiir Grocer, or it will be sent free, an request, by Latham and Co., Ltd., Liverpool. LUNCH CAKE. i packet of Cakeoma. 4 ozs. Butter or Butter and Lard mixed. 2 Eggs. Ib" Sultana Raisins. A third to half a. glass, of Milk. (Requires a 2lb. Cake Tin.) METHOD. Empty the contents of the packet into a large basin or mixing bowl, rulb the shortening (softened by warmth if necessary, but not melted) into the Cakeoma until, it is as fine as bread crumbs. Beast the Eggs and, with the. Milk, add them to the previous ingredientts. Mix well for five minutes, then, add the fruit, etc., and again mix lightly until they are well amalgamted, and bake. Next week a Sultania Pudding recipe. Cakeoma is sold only in 3^d. packets by Grocers and Stores everywhere.
Land at the Seaside. HOW ITS VALUE INCREASES. As an illustration of the increased value of the land due to the increase of population in seaside resorts (says a writer in the Daily NKWS), the following will, I think, be of interest. Three fields belonging to the Duke of Devon- shire in the centre of modern Eastbourne were recently developed as a building estate and let to builders on the usual terms of 90 years' lease with the option of purchase of freehold at a 30 years' purchase. Formerly the land, being grass land, was nominally worth about /60 to £100 an acre it is now worth about £ 12,000 an acre. There is one portion abutting on the main road (Grove-road), on"which 15 shops have been erected, the ground rent of each being ^40. The area of the 15 shops is as nearly as possible one acre so that the ground rent for this acre is ^600. At 30 years' purchase the freehold amounts to ^18,000. Taking the whole of the estate at 45 acres, and allowing for the making of new roads, &c., the total value of this land is now probably ^400,000 in excess of its original value. Now I understand that if Mr. Lloyd George's proposals in the Finance Bill had become law ten years ago, the Corporation of Eastbourne would have been entitled to the handsome sum of /40,000 in relief of the rates, and the Govern- ment would also have received another £ 40,000 in relief of the taxes-and the new owners of the houses built on the estate would have had the satisfaction of knowing that, although the price of their land is the highest ever asked and paid for that commodity in the elegant town of Eastbourne," a portion at least of that money would have gone towards the upkeep of that town.
The Budget and the Working Man. Does the Budget create unemployment ? No. Since the Budget was introduced, employment has improved. When it is passed—in spite of the Lords—and in full working order employ- ment will improve still more. The Budget will find money for the making of new roads, the planting of waste lands, the development in all kinds of ways of the unused resources of the country. All this increases employment. The Budget finds the money to establish new Labour Exchanges all over the country, which will help the man out of work to find a job. The Budget will bring into the market that is being held up, and builders will be able to buy it at reasonable prices. This will give a lift to build- ing and all the numerous trades connected with it. The Budget is fair to every class. Those who denounce the Budget are angry because it re- moves the unfairness from which all other tax- payers must suffer so long as rich monopolies like Land and Liquor do not pay their fair share towards the revenue. The Budget only asks the ground landlords and the liquor trade to pay to the State a fraction of the value which the com- munity has created.
-o. Wounds that Cause Blood Poisoning. When cuts, burns, scalds, wounds, boils, pimples, whitlows, and such troubles arise, they should immediately be treated with Marabaz," the wonderful preparation prepared from a re- Ciipe held in the .possession, of a well-known pri- vate family for over 75 years. Marabaz," the marvellous poultice-oint- meint, not only heals all wounds and troubles such as are described above, but actually is supreme in preventing the spread of blood poisoning through the system. Wherever po.i- sonous matter ds present, it will draw out of the woiund and leave the flesh in a perfectly healthy condition with the skin quite healed. MarabLaz is obtainable of all chemists, in tin boxes, is. i^d. and 2S. gd., or direct from the Marabaz Company, Redditch.
Chancellor's Holiday. I MR. LLOYD GEORGE AT HIS WELSH HOME. I Mr. Lloyd George, who arrived in Criccieth on Thursday night, will probably remain at home to the end of this week. On Friday he spent the day golfing with his two sons on Criccieth links, and on Christmas night he attended the annual Eisteddfod at Llanystumdwy village, presided over by his brother, Mr. William George. The Chancellor, who was accompanied by his son Mr. R. Lloyd George, was given an enthusi- astic reception, and complied with a request for a speech. Addressing the gathering as Dear neighbours," he spoke for about ten minutes He remarked that it was at the Llanystum- dwy Eisteddfod that he first remembered him-
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e Popular Teachers. LADY ROBERTS AT A PRESENTATION. The interior of the Pavilion at Llangollen on Saturday was crowded with friends of educa- tion, the chief purpose of the meeting being to make presentations to Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Lewis, who have been associated as heads of the Council schools for eighteen years, and who are about to remove to Hoylake, where Mr. Lewis has been appointed headmaster of the new Secondary schools, on behalf of the town and the locsl education authority. Mr. J. O. Davies, Chairman of the School Managers, pre- sided, and was supported by Lady Roberts, Al- derman W. G. Dodd (Chairman of the Denbigh- shire Education Authority), Mr. T. C. Davies (Chairman of .'Llangollen Urban Council), and others. Alderman W. G. Dodd made the presenta- tion, and in doing so read a long communication from the Education Authority, in which they state We are glad to understand that you have taken a broad view of your duties, and that you have realised that in order to obtain the best results in school a headmaster must adopt the best and most up-to-date methods of teach- and school organisation." They concluded by congratulating Mr. Lewis upon his well-de- served promotion." Speeches eulogistic of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis's service to education were also made by Mr. E. R. Parry and the Rev. W. Foulkes. In acknowledging the presentation, Mr. Lewis mentioned that during the eighteen years he had been at the school a thousand children had passed through his hands, and to have had the training of these children for their future career was a very great honour. Lady Roberts presented the prizes to the successful pupils. A presentation was also made to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, who take over their duties at Hoylake early in January, by the staff and pupils of tha Llangollen schools. .=-
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has con- sented to address a demonstration of Liberals at Newtown on Thursday, January 20th, in sup- port of the candidature of Mr. J. D. Rees and Mr. David Davies.
COLWYN BAY. LIST OF VISITORS. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. J S Littlewood, Esq, resident Mrs Littlewood, do E Oliver. Esq, Bowdon The Misses Duff, Leamington Mrs Heap, Rochdale Miss Marjorie Heap, do Miss Doris Heap, do J Watson Hughes, Esq, Liverpool Mrs Watson Hughes, children and nurse, do S C Hignett, Esq, and chauffeur, do Mrs Hignett, do Mrs Twigge, do Rev J S Twigge, do H Twigrge, Esq, do J Kirk Burton, Esq, do Miss Kirk Burton, do A. Petropulo, Esq, do Mrs Petropulo, do Austin Harford, Esq, do J Harford, Esq, do S H Briggs, Esq, Cleckheaton Miss Briggs, do H A Baerlien, Esq, Pidsbury Mrs Baerlien, do G H Moschos, Liverpool Lawrence Maudleberg, Esq, Manchester Mrs Maudleberg, do Miss Maudleberg, do J H Windsor, Esq, do Mrs Windsor, do A J Crawford. Esq, Liverpool Mrs Crawford, family and nurses, do J S R Crawford, Esq, do Sir Charles Petrie and chauffeur, do Lady Petrie, do C A Petrie, Esq, do E L Petrie, Esq, London J Blackhall, Esq, Manchester Dr Carson Clarke, do Mrs Carson Clarke, do F Taylor, Esq, do R Le Doux, Esq, and chauffeur, Liverpool Mrs Le Doux, do Mrs Boundy, ilorncastle Miss Leverer, do F Fildes, Esq, Bowdon Miss Whitehead, do Miss M Whitehead, do Rowland Venables, Esq, Oswestry H Lovett, Esq. do F H Mackenzie, Esq, Rochdale Mrs Mackenzie, do Dr Campbell Brown, Liverpool Mrs Campbell Brown, do J. Wallis, Esq, Manchester Mrs Wallis, do Miss Wallis, do H Hartley, Esq, Liverpool Miss Hartley, do Miss Law, do A Duxbury, Esq, and party, Bury Miss Ruete COLWYN BAY HOTEL. W Whitehead, Esq, Manchester A Whittaker, Esq, do Mrs Whittaker, do H Bleckley, Esq, Chester Mrs Bleckley, do Master H Bleckley, do Miss M. Griiffths, do J Downs, Esq, Huylon Mrs Downs, do Miss Woolf, Wilmston F W Moore, Esq, Croydon Miss Moore, do A. R. Kirkham, Esq, Stoke A. Stubbs, Esq, Cheshire S K Sebouhian, Esq, Withington Mrs Sebouhian. nurse and children, do Miss Sebouhian, do Miss Kingthorne, Chester A. Rabb, Esq, Dublin Mrs Rabb, do J. Homersham, Esq, Thames Ditton Mrs Homersham, do Miss L Homersham, do Master J. Homersham, do G. Homersham, Esq, do Mrs Parker and chauffeur, Manchester T Somerset, Esq, and chauffeur, Belfast Mrs Somerset, do W E Parker, Esq, Manchester J Marshall, Esq, Manchester Mrs Marshall, do W Hall, Esq, Manchester Mrs Hall, do Miss Doreen Hall, do Miss Fiddler, Cheshire vsj e Miss Crawshaw, Manchester R H Brady, Esq, Cheshire A Bleckley, Esq, do Mrs Bleckley, do j Moore, Esq, Dublifi Mrs Moore, do Mrs Goldbergan, London HOTEL METROPOLE. Felex Goodwin, Esq. Moseley Mrs Goodwin, do Miss Goodwin, do Miss Edith Goodwin, do Miss Diilie Goodwin' do Ernest Goodwin, Esq, jun., London Mrs Goodwin, do G F Lock, Esq, Birmingham J Workman, Esq, Liverpool Charles Tree, Esq, London M i-s Charles Tree, do Charles Thompson, Esq, A.R.A.M., Barnsley Miss Howe, do Miss Nancy Howe, do F Ward, Esq, Chorlton-cum-Hardy Mrs Ward, do Miss Ward. do Miss Iris Ward, do J Raynor, Esq, Birkdale Mrs Raynor,. do J Fischar, Esq, Mrs Fischar, — WTilson, Esq, Mrs Wilson J Widdowson, Esq, Chorlton-cum- Hardy Mrs Widdowson, do A Widdowson, jun.. do J Harker, Esq, Chester Mrs Harker, do J Crane, Esq, do Mrs Crane, do Shirley Robinson, Esq. Liverpool Mrs Robinson, do H Jones, Esq, Wrexham Mrs Langtry, Wallasey W Ackroyd, Esq, Stockport G H Walker, Esq, Dunkenfield C C Moft, Esq, London E L H Hobbs, Esq, Cheshire J Owen, Esq, Liverpool G W Geldart, Esq. Liverpool G W Edwards, Esq, do J Lunt, Esq, do Miss Hobart, Wallasey J Marks. 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W Coleman, Esq, Birmingham J Wild, Esq, Bolton Wild, do Whittaker, Esq, Whiteneld Alrs Whittaker, cto Miss Webster, Southport Miss E WTebster, do Mrs Roberts, Liverpool Brear, Esq, Manchester Mrs Brear, do Miss Brear, do Miss J Brear, do Mrs Dutton, Levenshulme G Bon,field, Esq, Manchester Mrs Horsfield, do Mrs Hope, do Percy Hope, Esq, do A Wood, Esq, Stockport Mrs Wood, do Ormesher, do Mrs Ormesher, do York Thomson, Esq. Buxton Mrs Thomson, do J D Maries, Esq, Waterloo THE BALMORAL. A Rhodes, Esq, Upper Mill Mrs Rhodes, do T B Wakeford, Esq, Wrexham Mrs Wakeford, do J A Harrop, Esq, do Mrs Harrop, do Master Harrop, do G. Cross, Esq, Liverpool Miss Cross, do ROTHESAY. W N Munford, Esq, London Dr Masters, Manchester Mrs Master, do Miss Masters, do H Dean, Esq, Birmingham Mrs Dean, do Miss Dean, do W Mascall, Esq, Dublin Hutchinson. Esq. Birmingham Mrs Hutchinson, do Denvetilians, Esq, Manchester Mrs Denvetilians, do Master Denvetilians, do Miss Beatty, Wem RHOS-ON-SEA. RHOS HYDRO. 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Tariff Reform. To THE EDITOR OF THE lil eek-Zy News. Sir, Persons afraid of their own identity when making use of the public press to discuss or defend a cause that seriously affects their own country are unworthy of notice, and too cow- ardly for honest fellowship. Of the two that disturbed their minds this way about my letter on the House of Lords in yours of last wreek, one makes a miserable attempt as punster with my own name—that is decidedly uncommon in the Principality though none the worse for that, possibly that is why he uses it for the pseu- donym mask jn fear of his identity. The other writer runs away from his delightful country altogether, of which it may be said, like manv other parts of the Empire, in the words of good Bishop Heber, on his way to Wrexham when he wrote the grand hymn, that every prospect pleases aind only man is vile," and your wilv penman. slips away round the cape to find his mask that makes him looik all the more malig- nanrt in his infilling nom de plume. I puty him. Do let us have men that are not ashamed of their own name if they desire to help by their honest convictions to stem the tide that may in the next few weeks do much to wreck the three great principles of our Empire that has been stained with sacrifices of Christian martyrs and has rescued in the remote past our churches, our Bible, and religion, and the endowments for ennobling and main.tainnig in perpetual pre- servation what has been so faithfully bequeathed by those gone before, and let us fight in open daylight for the— Maintenance of Religion. The Estates of the Realm. And the Unity; of the British Empire, Lhurch and State. I have no time to deal with Filius nullius, and I pity his cowardice. By your kind indulgence, I leave the Great Butchery at Westminster to the same care as that of a well-known house in Chester, its inscription indicates, and turn to Tariff Reform. Tariff Reform and its effects on the labour market is a question that is forced upon the country once again for serious consideration. By your permission, I would like to mention a few facts that have come unidjer my notice in connection with my native country to show how Tariff Reform would benefit the trade and our whole country generally. The silk industry in Cangleton. employed 3,000 or more some years ago; now there is not more than 200. In Macclesfield, since I can remember, there were 5,000 operatives or more; now there are only about 1,000. If a duty was placed upon, silk instead of allowing it to come free from France and other countries, we have the mills, the latest machinery, the wooikens and best designers in the world to deal with it in our own country, and Macclesfield in particular. It has been asked: how Tariff Re- from will both provide revenue and solve the question of unemployment. The Government statistics prove that the in- dustries of the country contribute to the revenue 12;0 per cent. of the productions of their whole value. There are ^140,000,000 worth of manu- factured goods coming into this country. Now if a 10 per cent. duty excluded one half, in re- spect of the half coming in we should receive ^70,000,000, and the remaining half would be produced in this country and give 12;% per cent. to the revenue, that is ^8,000,000. Altogether there would be ^15,000,000 more than this Budget gives, without interfering with any in- dustrial concern in the country at all. Recently a Government order was given to Macclesfield to supply 100,000 silk mufflers, and this has been given: the last few years. Why ? Because under the Conservative Government an Act was passed that these goods were to be all British manufactured throughout and woven by British labour in this country, thus securing £2,000 to the weavers of Macclesfield in wages, otherwise we should not have had a ghost of a chance in securing the order. What has the present Government done for the British worker this year? They (the Governmenlt) requiredl stone for Scotland (the land of granite), they bought £ 105,000 worth of granite in Norway ready dressed, and it was dumped; down in Scotland duty free, of course. It may have cost more in Scotland, but it is well known, that nearly ^105,000 was lost in wages to the Britisher if had been bought in Scotland; and dressed by British workmen. In one month last year we imported ^90,000 worth of manufactured stone. This would re- present a loss of about /7o,ooo in wages to this country; still we go on receiving this at the rate of 70,000 or 80,000 tons every month from abroad, duty free. This shows about 6750,000 wages to the foreigner. We are told the Budget is to. tax the rich and relieve the poor. How is it the working man, has to pay 400 or 500 per cent. for his tobacco .( %d. for an ounce that is only worth a halfpenny) ? Last year we imported £ 5,167,000 worth, and the duty paid on it was £ 13,205,000. In the same period of time we receivei £ 11,000,000 worth of silk partly (manufactured too without imposing any duty. I have mentioned tobacco first. It is stated by the proprietor of the Marsuma Tobacco Com- pany that in consequence of the tax recently raise dthat he is paying between ZSo and Cioo per week less wages in Congleton. Messrs. J. S. Wilks and Co., London, say their decrease in labour is 25 per cent, the last two years. Of the Cigar Makers' Union in. London (1,000 members) 250 are out of work and 750 making short time. Nottingham and Leicester are just as bad. It is said by Radicals that there is more un. employment in. the United. States under the Tiariff system than, with us by Free Trade, and this was pointed out to Mr. Sam Thompson at the Public Hall meeting last week, but this is not true, because the "American Federationist -the official organ of the Trade Union move- ment of the United the seneral prosperity of the country thus- —c< Alabama All working. Arkansas: Full time. Colorado: Conditions never better." And so on with all other departments of this great country. In passing I would like to add, is it not a fact that when the import duty of is. was put on corn by Sir M. H. Beach, the Unitedl States railways lowered their freight rates for corn in order to -n meet the new impost? And if, as Mr. Churchill contemplates, a scheme for insurance against un- employmeiiit is passed involving a charge upon the employer, would it not be equally right to put an import duty on competing goods coming from abroad? You say in. your leader, Mr. Editor, and it is stated at Liberal meetings, that the labour workers with us having Free Trade is better than that of Germany but our unemployed are three times greater than Germany, although Germany only emigrated 19,000 people last year, com- pared with our 100,000. And the year before 30,000 left Germany, but we sent out a quarter of a million men from, Free Trade England to Protected America to get the work we could not give them here. vYe, can find proof from a late membf|- off the Cabinet that no less than, £ 400,000,000 of British capital has gone abroad) to find work and wages since the Government came into, office. Some of this capital was frightened auraad by Social- istic legislation, but mainlty because there are tariffs abroad, and that means protection, while here we are exposed- to foreign compeltition without restriction or help from the State at all. Mr. Pain, Gotvernment Leader in the House of Representatives and Chairman of Ways and Means (Finance) Committee, says: Whale the Tariff is protecting our working) men, it is also brtijnging intol the United States Treasury a revenue off [1,300,000 a week."—'Yours, &c., December 27th. G. DUCKERS.
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self being on a platform in a public meeting. He recollected that he was in a new suit of clothes of which he was very proud—(laughter),—and that he was giving a recitation entitled Child, Remember to Tell the Truth," and he had en- deavoured to do so all along, and this in spite of the fact that he was brought up as a lawyer. (Laughter.) In conclusion he referred to the influence of the Eisteddfod on Welsh national life. He remained at the meeting for nearly two hours.