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I-VEEK B Y WEEK. Mr. S. R. Jenkins, the well known Con. gregational minister, part of whose boy- hood was spent at Penmaenmawr, has been called to the Bar. The statute of Queen Elizabeth ordering the translation of thee Bible into Welsh gives this extraordinary reason for the enact- ment:—"That it might promote the know- ledge of the English language in Wales." A golden eagle has been caught at Aber- soch, Pwllheli. fr. FitzHugh, of Plas Power, Wrexham, who is staying in the neighbourhood, has bought the bird for Z5. It is his intention to send it to Scotland, where it will be set at liberty in its native haunts. A Colwyn Bay lady, who has no sym- pathy with the women's franchise move- ment, declares that when women get the vote, men will have to give up driving en- gines and turn to driving perambulators! In an official document relating to Howells School, Denbigh, rererenoe is made to the Anglican section," which the typist makes to appear as "the Angelican section." Perhaps the) gallant young typist was think- ing of some sweet little thing of twenty whom he had seen at Denbigh Church. A Welsh will was once made in the form of a quatrain, which has been translated as follows: Mary Ann, thou art my wife, The joy and comfort of my hfe. Whatever God liath gave to me, When I will die I'll leave to thee. Mr. Ellis J. Griffith, who for the third time has been returned unopposed for Angle- sey, received part of his education at (the University College of Wales, where he be- gan a lifelong friendship with Mr. Tom Ellis. Nearly twenty-five years ago he was called to the Bar. lie successfully defended Major Spilsbury, of the Tourmaline, who was charged with gun-running on the coast of Morocco, and went out to Gibraltar to take the case. The w;rk of renovating Owen Glyndwr's Parliament House at Machynlleth, which has been purchased by Mr. David Davies, M.P., of Llandinaan, is rapidly rpproac.hing completion. The building is being made as like as possible to what it was in the days of its glory. The old Parliament House after the renovation will be used as a pub- lic institute. Is it not possible to secure for the (town of Machynlleth Sir Dafydd Gam's old prison and other buildings of historical interest which are to be found in the town? Mr. David Davies has presented the Parliament House to the public. Reference in this column lately to a fine British gold torque discovered at Glaston- hury reminds a correspondent that there have been several similar finds in Wales. One of these, unearthed many years ago in Glamorgan, and now in the British Museum, was made of gold coils over four feet long and weighing over seven ounces. One was found at Cad:r Idris, another near Ilailech Castle, one in Breconshire, and one near Holywell. The latter is preserved at Eaton Hall, and weighs neatly 28 ounces. A writer in the current issue of "Cymru" recalls the fact that at a time when hymn- books were scarce in Nonconformist places of worship in Wales it was the custom for the preachers to give out only such hymns as were most familiar to the congregation, who sang words and music from memory. This does not quite cover the situation, however. In most country districts forty years ago another system was in vogue. The minister, perhaps the only man who had a hymn-book before him, would read out two lines of the hymn, which the congregation would then sing. Then the preacher iould read the next two lines, and so on to the


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.........-.. Our Library Table.


IChancellor's ISplendid Triumph.


Love's Farewell.


Abergele Sparks.

At the Sign of " The Maypole."

The Finance of Education.…

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