UNITY IS STRENGTH. BY S. TKEVOit-JONES. To every Welshman who has the welfare of his country at heart, the petty sectarian differences which have so long dominated the national spirit as to present an almost impregnable barrier to the cause of progress, both socially and politically, must indicate a most regrettable state of affairs. The absence of national unity has undoubtedly had a very detrimental effect in the spheres of advancement and power, for there is no greater impediment to a nation's welfare than lack of unity and cohesion in the various departments of its public life. It is true the condition of things is not quite so bad at the present time as it was twenty years ago, but there is still room for great improvement. If Wales is to take her place in the fore- front of the nations to-day, she must at all costs be a UNITED country, with cohesion and fixity of purpose as the dominating factors of her public life. The truth of the old proverb Union is Strength," is vividly portrayed in the annals of Welsh history especially so in the time immediately preceding the rise of Glyndwr, a period which furnishes a striking parallel (though, of course, in a different sense) to that of to-day. In that age Wales had apparently drifted into a state, more or less, of resignation and submission to the Saxon influence, occasioned by years of internal strife and disunion amongst her leaders. The effects on the national tem- perament of the" Statute of Wales" were disastrous in the extreme. Absorbed in their own trifling differences, the Cymry of that day were in imminent danger of losing their very nationality. Freedom, language, and tradition, all were being sacrificed on the altar of National Dissension. But suddenly an outburst of enthusiasm rolled back the tide of disunity and in- difference, and at the call of Glyndwr the Cymry rallied to his standard. Petty differ- ences were cast aside, and in their stead rose up a UNITED Wales, immeasurably strengthened thereby, and zealous for the preservation of her national independence, customs, and language. This, in a lesser degree, fairly represents the conditions prevailing in Welsh public life to-day to the detriment of the well-being and well-doing of the people and especially is this the case when viewed from a political standpoint. When the representatives of our country realise to 1he full that their duty lies in the furtherance of Welsh interests and welfare, and bring UNITY to the front; then, and not till then, can Wales hope that her national needs, politically and socially, will be justly recognised by the Powers that be." It is therefore to be earnestly hoped that those whom we elect to safeguard the true interests of Welsh nationalism in the various departments of public life, will, irrespective of political tendency and creed, work together harmoniously for the progress of the little country, of which we are so justly proud.
AMONG the candidates that are mentioned for Merioneth, should Mr. Osmond Williams decide to retire before the General Election, are Mr. Towyn Jones, Mr. E. Vincent Evans, Mr. Howell J. Williams, L.C.C., and the Rev. Silyn Roberts SOME remains of Owain Glyndwr's private palace are still visible at a place called Sychartb, in Denbighshire. "He was," according to a British historian, a man of extraordinary prowess," the De Wet of Wales.
FOOTBALL NOTES. WALES v. IRELAND. Wales ended its Rugby season of football by a clever win over Ireland at Swansea last Saturday. A strong team had been sent across to represent the Emerald Isle, and during the first half held the Welsh com- pletely in check. During the second half of the game the enormous crowd that had assembled were treated to a remarkable display of Welsh passing, and within ten minutes after the interval, the Irish line was crossed three times. When time was called the score was —Wales 18 points, Ireland 5. This has been a record season for the Welsh International team. Not only have they succeeded in winning the mythical triple crown by beating England, Scotland, and Ireland but have added to their fame by vanquishing the teams that represented Australia and France. To have five inter- national wins to its credit during one season is indeed a record that will remain historical; and well may the sporting fraternity in Wales feel proud of the achievement. LONDON WELSH v. BLACKHEATH. A fine game was witnessed at East Ham last Saturday between the representatives of these two clubs, and it ended in a victory for the Welsh by 12 points to three. In the first half Blackheath played a splendid game they did all the attacking, and quite deserved the lead they had secured at the interval. On changing ends, however, the Welsh rose to the occasion and played a dashing game, and scored three times; but were unlucky in not gaining another try. This they achieved in spite of the fact that one of their players, Mr. H. F. Vivian, had to retire early in the second half, leaving the Welsh with fourteen men to combat Blackheath's strong fifteen. Mr. A. F. Harding, J. F. Williams, and T. P. Lloyd, played a brilliant game for the Welsh, and were well supported by the other members of the pack.
The Welsh Club. The members of the Welsh Club will entertain Captain Pritchard, of the ss. Mauretania," at a house dinner on Friday evening next, 26th. As this famous Atlantic worthy is an old schoolmate of the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, it is hoped that the Chanceilor will be able to attend. Members wishing to be present at the function are requested to send their applications for tickets without delay to the Secretary, J. C. Jenkins, Welsh Club, 4, Whitehall Court, S.W.
M.A.P. says of Sir Samuel Evans He is the son of poor Welsh folk, and was brought up in humble surroundings. He has risen to his present position by sheer hard work and perseverance. A typical Celt, he has all the Welshman's love of humour. He has told of how on one occasion he asked a man who had sat on several juries, Who influenced you most, the lawyers, the witnesses, or the judge ? From so experienced a juryman he expected to get some interesting information. "This is the way I make up my mind," said the man, "I am a plain chap and a reasonin' one, and I'm not influenced by anything the lawyers say, no, nor by what the judge says. I just look at the man in the dock, and I ask myself, If lie hasn't done anything, why i he there ? And I bring him in guilty." WHEN the Druids, as a religious sect, were extirpated, their last refuge was Mona, the principal seat of their superstitious rites, where they vainly imagined the Deity would afford them an invulnerable shield against the Roman arms.
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