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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. During last year the Argentine Govern- ment established 10 National Elementary Schools' in the Welsh colony of Chubat. The teachers are all Welsh people, and their salaries range from 100 to 130 dollars per month. • » In Judge Owen's opinion the injunction of Charles Kinsley to help lame dogs over stiles doesn't apply in the case of money- lenders. He blandly said to a Hebrew on Wednesday, 'I don't help money-lenders over stiles, you know.' And the Jew was non-suited! A representative of Cwmni Masnachol y Catnwy'—which is the trade name of the Camwy'-which is the trade name of the Co-operative Commercial Company formed by the Welsh Colonists in Patagonia-is on his way to England with the object of exten- ding the business operations of the concern, and of purchasing vessels for the use of the Colonists. m m 9 Mr. O. M. Edwards, who prosecutes with vigour his campaign for the universal adop- tion, at least in Wales, of the Free Libraries Act, assures his readers in the March num- ber of Heddyiv that there is not a town in the kingdom with so good a library, and so enthusiastic and active a chief librarian as the progressive town of Cardiff,' and an illustrated article descriptive of the Cardiff Libraries is promised for a future number. • 9 W One of the incidents of the Dewi Sant celebrations at Bala was a mock trial, in which one of the students, impersonating the traditional Dick Shoa Dafydd, faced Judge and jury on the capital charge of denying his fatherland. The culprit was convicted, and the sentence of the court con- demned him to death, or, in the alternative, to translate the 'Apostolic Fathers' into Welsh. The unhappy man, without a mo- ment's hesitation, choose the former. 9 9 9 Col. Davies Evans, the Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire, who is himself an accom- plished musician well-versed in the tech- nicalities of the organ and the harp, has promised to inaugurate a new organ at ffil 1!1 the Tabernacle Welsh Methodist Church, Aberaeron. This, it is said, is the first organ introduced by this denomination into South Cardigan. They are also establishing another excellent precedent-the instru- ment is to be paid for on the day of the opening. A suggestion is made that a normal de- partment should be added to Lampeter College. A brother of the Bishop of St. Asaph—the Rev. E. W. Edwards, vicar of Ruabon—writes that it would strengthen the cause of Church education in the diocese if the new principal of Lampeter in addi- tion to his other duties attached to the office was also to be recognised as the principal of training schools to be organised for the pupil teachers in the several rural deaneries, and the Union secretary for the associated schools in the diocese.' m m m Eos Dar was the pennillion singer at the I Lampeter College festival of St. David's Day, and when in the course of the evening I the inimitable Eos sang the praises of the College as the nursery of bishops, the en- thusiasm of the students, past and present, went ablaze. One of the happiest peumll ion of the evening was the following Cadw gwyl i Dewi Sant Mae'r plant yn Ngholeg Dewi, A'r Coleg hwn yn estyn sydd Olynydd iddo eletii; I Yn rhoi esgobion nid oes fan I'w tyfu fel Glan Teifi. m m m An old-time Welsh word revived in Car- diff on St. David's Day was 'cwynos,' which means 'supper,' and as it is a good descrip- tive term, and is to be found in all Welsh dictionaries, let us hope it has come to stay. The honour of restoring the word to every day use belongs to the Rev. T. C. Phillips, the curate of 'Eglwys Dewi Sant,' who for the next 12 months is bent upon moving heaven and earth to get a St. David's fes- tival held within the historic walls of Llan- daff Cathedral when next the anniversary cornea round. • • » The methods adopted in certain schools in Wales, not many years ago, to discourage the use of Welsh among the children were little short of barbarous. Happily, better times have since dawned, and scorn and derision are no longer to be heaped upon a Welsh child for conversing in his mother tongue. In a Festiniog school, during the forties, an innocent-looking piece of wood was utilised as an instrument of torture. It is described as having been an inch and a half long, three parts of an inch broad, and half an inch thick. This was called the Welsh note," and the practice was to thrust it upon the first boy caught in the act of saying a Welsh word while in school. The delinquent had to hold it until he de tected some other pupil committing a similar offence, and then the hateful object would I be passed on to No. 2, who, to save'his own skin, had in his turn to play the eavesdropper upon his class, for it was quite the rule of the school that the boy who had possession of the Welsh note" at the end of the day's lesson had to submit to corporal punishment of a very unenviable description. • 9 On the question of the earliest Welsh commentary, R. J. J. writes ;-The first commentary in Welsh on the whole Bible was published by Peter Williams, in 1760, and the henour claimed for John Evans, as commentator on a portion, must be relin- quished in favour of Josua Tnomas. Evans's Cyssondeb y Pedair Efengyl did I not appear till 1765, while Josua Thomas published his brief summary of Matthew Henry on the New Testament as early as 1728 Particulars of this might be interest- ing. This Josua Thomas is not to be confounded with the historian of the Welsh Baptists (1719-1797), but was an older man, who was minister at Llechryd, in Cardigan- shire, in 1727. Mr. Charles Ashton, in his IL story of Welsh Literature" page 221, gives the title page, from which we find it was printed by Nicholas, at Carmarthen. There was a copy in the library of the late I Rev. W. Thomas (Gwilym Marles). Mr. I Spurreli, in his" Carmarthen," makes no note of this work. r it it I A remarkable stroke of luck seems to have befallen a Cardiff man who is out in the United States. We refer to Mr. Thomas Rimron, a brother of Mr. William Rimron, of Penarth, and Mr. Edward Rimron, of Barry. He emigrated in 1862, and for some years worked underground as a collier in Pennsylvania. Eventually he bought a farm, and then another, the second being at Uniondale, a short distance north of Crystal Lake. From the very day that he went to live to this farm, fortune has showered her blessings upon him. A colliery was sunk on his land, and a vein of coal 6k feet thick was struck, and there is 200 acres of it. The large deposits of sand and paving stones J were discovered, and these alone are now bringing in a large sum annually. The grandest discovery of all, however, was made a few weeks ago, when a workman engaged in loading the sand struck a layer of quartz containing gold. Experts who have since examined the quartz and the ground unite in declaring the find to be a rich one. 9 • • The progress of orchestral music in Wales is among the most gratifying features ef the time. Twenty years ago, many Welsh Non- conformists would have regarded with horror the introduction of any musical instrument into a place of worship. Now, it would be difficult to find a chapel that has not its modest little harmonium, and costly organs are no longer confined to EpiscopalChurches. The organ is becoming as indispensable to a Nonconformist chapel as the pulpit. Then there is the introduction of a full orches i 1 to the Welsh Cymanfaoedd Canu (congrega tional musical festivals)—another very de- sirable innovation.
PRESTAT YN. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The ordinary monthly meeting of this Coun- cil was held on Wednesday night, March 3rd, when there were present Messrs. Robert Davies (Chairman), W. H. Coward (Vice-chairman), John Pritchard, Thomas Williams, Goronwy Jones, John Jones (Sefton), Dr. Townshend, Mr. John Hughes (Clerk), and Mr. R. E. Hughes (Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances). THE ROADMEN AND THEIR WAGES.—A PROTEST AGAINST TRUCKLING. At a meeting of the Road Committee, held on the 13th of February, an applie i.tion for an increase of wages was made by Thos. Hughes, one of the roadmen. It was decided to recom mend to the Council that Thomas Hughes and Henry Ellis be asked if they would undertake the lighting of the street lamps alternately in addition to their other duties for a salary of 17s. 6d. a week. At a subsequent meeting of the Council, it was reported that Henry Ellis had refused to undertake the additional duty of lighting the lamps and it was recommended that he be served with a week's notice to de- termine his engagement, and that a successor be advertised for Mr. John Jones asked why the case of Henry Ellis had been brought up at all in connection with the application of Thomas Hughes for a rise in his wages. Mr. Pritchard saia both men should be placed upon an equal footing. Mr. John Jones thought that that question was not one for that meeting to deal with. Ellis's salary had been fixed at a pound a week, because part of his duty involved skilled labour. Thomas Hughes had approached a member of the Council privately, and he protested against that sort of business. The application should be made in the proper way to the Clerk. Thomas Hughes was quite satisfied with his wages until Ellis was appointed at a pound a week, but the latter had extra work to perform. On that account they had decided to give Ellis 5s. a week more than the other man, and now they proposed to give still more extra work and reduce his wages. He was not in any way antagonistic to Thomas Hughes, but he pro- tested against the irregular way in which the matter was brought forward. Dr. Townshend said that Ellis had declined to undertake the lighting of the lamps at all. It was proposed to divide the duty, and pay the men at an equal rate. Mr. John Jones asked why then not rise Thomas Hughes' wages if they thought he de served it without interfering with the other man's engagement. He moved that the matter be referred back to the Committee. Mr. John Pritchard thought that 17s. 6d. a week was quite sufficient to pay roadmen in Prestatyn, and for all the work these men dirl. When Ellis was appointed he was to attend to the sewage tank, to assist on the roads, and to do anything else he might be requested to. But the first thing they asked him to do beyond the tank and road work he refused to do. He wanted to look after the rights of the rate- payers as well as those of the men. Mr. Goronwy Jones disapproved of the way this matter had been brought about, and pro- tested against any 'truckling' by members of the Council with the workmen. Any applica- tion for an increase of salary should be made either through the Clerk or the Surveyor. Ellis had b -en engaged as a skilled labourer, and should be better paid than the other man He had no feelings in favour of one or the other of the men. but he protested against 'truckling.' He seconded the motion to refer the question back to the Committee. The Vice-chairman supported this course, and it was eventually agreed to refer the mat- ter back. THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE. It was decided that the Clerk should com- municate with Mr. and Mrs. McLaren to ascer- tain their views on the subject of adopting some course to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. In moving the resolution, Dr. Townshend said they all felt anxious that Prestatyn should take some part in the celebration of the Jubi- lee, and as Mr. and Mrs. McLaren were in a position to considerably enhanc* whatever form their celebration should take, it was thought best to consult their feelings before taking the matter into definite consideration. The Chairman seconded the resolution, and endorsed all that the Doctor had said. THE PENALTY ON THE RESIGNATION OF A COUNCILLOR. Correspondence was read from the Local Go- vernment Board with respect to the proposal of the Council, to fix the penalty on Mr. John Hughes, who resigned his seat on the Council in December, at £ 5. The Local Government Board said the Council would have to act on its own responsibility in the matter, and the Finance Committee recommended that the fine be £ 5 end that f,15 be remitted to Mr Hughes out of the 9-20 he paid on handing in his resig- nation. The recommendation was confirmed. RETIREMENT OF MEMBERS. A discussion took place on a letter from the Local Government Board regarding the ques- tion of annual elections. A question had been put to the Board above if it would be necessary to hold an election this year, as the Council only came into existence in December last. In reply, the Local Government Board called attention to the fact that the County Council had not specified what members were to retire the firat year but in the event of annual elec- tion being adopted the first retiring members would retire next April. If an amending order was required it would be granted, on certain particulars being furnished. Dr. Townshend moved that an amending or der be applied for. At the same time, he thought it would be advisable to get an order to enlarge the number of Councillors for the District. Sometimes their attendances were reduced to just sufficient members to carry on the business, and it would be a great boon to have a larger number of Councillors to draw upon. However, that was a matter they would have to refer to the County Council. Mr. John Jones said he did not think it neces- sary to have an amending order. They had adopted annual elections, and they would be perfectly safe to proceed with the election next April. However, if the Council thought an amending order necessary, he would second the resolution. It was decided that the Clerk should write again to the Local Government Board stating the case, and asking for an immediate reply. VOLUNTARY SERVICES OBJECTED TO. The Local Government Board objected to the appointment of Dr. Griffith as a Medical Officer of Health, on the ground that there was no salary attached to the office. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Board asking it, to reconsider the matter, and to state that he Doctor was a member of the Council, and had volunteered his services.
darkrtmg. [If any reader who is in a difficulty with reference to his garden, will write directly to the ad- dress given beneath, his queries will be an- swered, free of charge, and by return of post. —EDITOR! THE FLOWER GARDEN. Both during this and next month hardy an- nual flowers can be sown on the ope border, the seeds being scattered on a moderately fine surface, fiom which clods and stones' have been removed, but not so fine bod to become pasty when watered. It is most essential in all cases to sow thinly, and to cover the seeds very lightly with soil, the smaller ones requiring the merest dusting of earth over them. The •great mistake made by most amateurs with le- gard to the culture of hardy annuals is that of not thinning them out early and boldly. Not only does overcrowding weaken the plants, but it prevents them from producing full sized blossoms. It is really surprising to see the space such a plant as ordinary mignonette will cover if allowed to spread naturally, without being cramped. We have seen a single rpeci men occupying nearly a square yard, and bear ing large masses of the most delightful bloom. Generally speaking all hardy annuals will bear transplanting, and the ground to which they are moved should be rich and deeplr dug This class of Hower is adapted on account of its great variety and ease of culture for many pur- poses for which it is now employed. Besides coming into bloom very soon alter being sown, the plants in many instances continue in full beauty right to the end of the season. It is by no means a difficult matter to ensure a brilliant bedding display with them without the aid of glass of any kind, and the beauty, brilliancy, and variety of colouring of such sorts as torn thumb, nasturtiums, crimson, white, and pur- ple candytufts, gauzy nemophilas, gorgeous scarlet flax, long blooming dwarf snap-dragons, and many another hardy flower, fairer and sweeter than words can tell, surely equal those of our most tender bedding plants. It must not be forgotten, too, that many annuals are del ghtfully fragrant, such as sweet peas, mig- nonette, sweet rocket, &c and if climbers or trailers are wanted, what could be more sump- tuous than the canary creeper, tall nasturtiums, and similar kinds? We believe that the very cheapness of the seeds of hardy annual plants has been the cause of the neglect with which they are now generally treated, and we would assure amateurs whose aim it is to secure rich- ness, variety, and freshness in their flower gar- dens that these so-called weedy and short lived' plants are worthy of the utmost consideration. Perhaps the most popular flower now in culti- vation is the aster, and it is impossible for any- one not acquainted with them to realise the beauty of the Comet, Victoria, and other varie- ties. Several sowings should be made now in gentle heat in pots of leaf mould, loam, and sand the seeds being barely covered with fine soil, and a sheet of glass being laid over the top of each pot. A temperature of from 55 to 60 degrees is to be desired, and if it becomes necessary to supply water the pots must be immersed until they have soaked up enough for the requirements of the seedlings. Ten- week stecks have latterly come into great favour, and no slight improvement is made every year in the quality of the flowers pro- duced. Sow the seeds now in shallow boxes of sweet, rather sandy soil, and never permit the pbnts to be crowded under any circumstances. Preserve a temperature of about 55 degrees, and be especially careful to prevent the heat run- ning up to much higher than this though 60 d grees will do no harm. Sow verbena seeds in a cool frame or hlluse, or even in the open ground, though the last method is a little un- certain, and pot off the seedlings singly directly they are large enough. The compact varieties make sumptuous bedding subjects. A few sow- ings of balsam in light, rich foil, on a gentle hot-bed, will provide good plants, it the seed- lings are pricked out and potted off early. Calceolaria plants will now commence to start into growth, and they may be potted on any time before the buds are formed. As in the case of all pot plants, manure will be found beneficial when the pots are full of roots See that the plants are neatly tied to sticks in good time. Lobelia seeds can still be sown in sandy soil in gentle heat, for planting out in May. It would be difficult to over-estimate the im- portance of this flower for bedding purposes. A very gay effect can be secured by sowing poppy seed where the plants are to blossom. They do not stand transplantation. Thin out the seedlings early to at least a foot. Dry banks, where other flowers, do not succeed, suit poppies, snapdragons, and similar varieties admirably. If phlox drummondi seeds were not sown last month in well drained pans, the work should be done at once, each seed being pressed into the soil quite an inch from its neighbours, and the pans or boxes being stood in a gentle heat. Perennial phlox should also be started this month under similar conditions. The seedlings will be pricked out as early as they are large enough to handle, preparatory to being hardened off, and planted out a foot apart. Start Zinnia seeds quite at the end of the month, or better still early in April, in pots of loam sand, and leaf mould, in a tem- perature of 55 or 60 degrees. All sorts of mari- golds can be sown at once in gentle heat, the seedlings being pricked out in pans or boxes, to be eventually planted out in May. A dry season shows the full value of these flowers, which continue to produce abundant blossoms until they are destroyed by frost. Marvel of Peru seeds, started now in moderate heat, will produce strong young plants very soon, if pricking out be attended to. Pot gloxina bulbs in a compost of peaty loam and sand, and stand the pots in the shade in the greenhouse. E. KEMP TOOGOOD, F.R.H.S., pro Toogood and Sons, The Royal Seed Establishment, Southampton.
LIVERPOOL. (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) LIVERPOOL, Thursday. Ladies in Uniform as Sanitary Inspectors.—I am pleased to find that the Health Committee of this city have, at last, appointed Lady Sani- tary Inspectors fc Liverpool! The names of the two ladies ai\_ Miss Ethel Frances Burton and Miss Sarah Esther Radclifie. Henceforth, these ladies will be on our Corporation otatf, as Inspectors of Nuisances, at a wage of 30s. per week, with uniform Welsh Home for Liverpool. — The Welsh Colony' of this great city are, at last, making a move in the right direction. A specially- convened meeting was held last evening (Wed- nesday), at Victoria C.M. chapel, Crosshall Street, to consider the advisability of establish- ing a Welsh Home in the city, for the benefit of the infirm, aged poor, and Welsh domestics generally. It is computed that there are about 4,000 Welsh servants in Liverpool. A full re port of the meeting, in Welsh, will appear in the BANER AC AMSEBAU CYMRU on Wednes day next. The LiUrciry Society of David Street Ch(tpel.- David Street stands out of Park Road (Dingle way), in the south end of Liverpool. In this vicinity is the C.M. chapel, the minister being the Rev. William Jones. The Literary Society of this church, I am pleased to say, is in a high- ly flourishin condition; and on Friday evening, the 5th instant, William Lewis, Esq., of Liver- pool, delivered, under the auspices of the a ove society, his interesting and instructive lecture on Caivinistic Methodism in Liverpool,' in the presence of a large and appreciative audience. The lecture was illustrated by diagrams by the lecturer, and by the well-known mecSical prac- titioner, Dr. Hugh R. Jones, of Grove Street. The Wrhh Tabernacle and its New Minister.— To chapel-goers in Wales, the 'Liverpool Welsh Tabernacle' has, ere now, become a household word. Probably, it is best known as the church of the late Reverend John Thomas, D.D. (the e Lladmerydd" of the Tyst). At his death, th G Tabernacle church became vacant; and in due course, they invited the Rev. Robert Thomas, of Glandwr (Swansea), to become the successor of Dr. Thomas. The invitation was accepted; but at the close of his third year, Mr. Thomas lesigned the pastorate, and subsequently left Liverpool for South Wales, to superintend his former charge. Hence, the Tabernacle pasto- rate became again vacant. Now, I am happy to say that this vacant pastorate has, at last, been filled, the new minister, the Rev. O. L. Roberts, late of Pwllheli, having commenced his ministry there last Sunday, the 7th instant. He preached at Great Mersey Street chapel in the morning, and at the Tabernacle in the e en- ing, his text being Hub. v. 8, 9. The induction service will take place on Tuesday evening, the 16th inst. b The Bethesda Choii- The Penrhyn Male Voice Choir, of 22 voices, has paid another visit to Liverpool. On Saturday evening the 6th inst., they gave a concert at the Picton Lecture Hall, William Brown Street. They sang, in the presence of a large audience, 4 Martyrs of the Arena' (De Rille), Seren y Brython (Ow in Alaw), Y Philistiaid,' and Llongau Madoc.' The other vocal items on the programme were ably sustained by Madame Katie Williams, R.A.M. (soprano), Mrs. Megan Jones Davies, R.A.M. (contralto), Mr. John Thomas (Tenor- ydd y Bryniau), and Mr. Gordon Williams (baritone) The harpist was Miss Jennie Parry (Telynores Lleifiad), and the talented Miss Maggie Evans, of I Gitana' fame, Birkenhead, presided at the piano. A small contingent of this celebrated choir, consisting of 15 voices, a so sang in Myrtle Street Baptist chapel at 8.15 on Sunday evening, by the kind permission of the Rev. John Thomas (pastor), and the dea- cons. It is the old church of the late Hugh Stowell Brown. The chapel has a seating ac- commodation for 1,800 people; but on this occa- sion, a crowded audience, considerably over 2,000 in numbers, assembled to listen to the old Welsh hymns and sacred choruses, which were effectively rendered by the Penrhyn Choristers. At the close, a collection was made, which amounted to f25 7s. lOd.
THE WELSH NATIONAL SOCIETY. BRILLIANT SPEECHES OF ARCHDEACON HOWELL, MR. WILLIAM JONES, M. P., &c. In the large ball room of the Adelphi Hotel, Lime street, there was an unusually large attendance ot the Welsh elite of Liverpool and North Wales at the 13th annual dinner of the above society last Monday evening. The Liverpool Stipendiary Magistrate '(Mr. W. J. Stewart) sent a message of regret for absence, and patriotic greetings were cabled from the Welshmen of Coolgardie and Las Palmas, and telegrams were also received from the thriving and well known towns of Carnarvon and Fes- tiniog. This year I congratulate the society upon having secured the presence of one of the leading merchants of Liverpool in the chair, none other than the patriotic Welshman, A. L. Jones, Esq., The Oaklands, Aigburth, who was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. John Pinnock and Miss Pinnock (her daughter). I do not think it is generally known that this well known city merchant (of Elder, Dempster and Co.), has a Welsh residence at Llanddulas, known as Pendyffryn. THE GUESTS. The well known guests of the evening includ- ed the Rev. James Davies, M. A. (St David), Rev. W. O. Jones (Chatham street), Rev. D- Adams, (Grove street), Dr. and Mrs. Richard Williams, (Rodney street), Dr. H. R. Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Jones. Dr. and Mrs. Hum- phreys, Dr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. William Evans, J. P., and Miss Evans, Mr. Thomas Williams (High Sheriff of Denbighshire), Mr. William Thomas (High Sheritl of Anglesea), Mr. Edward Lloyd. J. P. (Falkner Square), Messrs William and James Venmore (Anfield), Mr. G. Caradoc Rees (Birkenhead), and Miss Rees, Mr. Thomas Gee and Mrs. Gee of Greenhill, near Liverpool, &c., &c. REV. E. T. DAVIES, PWLLHELI. This well known clergyman, known as Dyfrig, gave The immortal memory of St. David,' and referred to the patron saint as a pattern for all Welshmen in piety and patrio- tism. St. David was a Welsh saint, having lived al! his life in Wales, and fought hard for the unity and faith of the ancient British Church At last his remains were interred in St. Davids' Monastery, and his memory will ever remain fresh and immortal. il. THE REV. JOHN WILLIAMS, PRINCES ROAD. Mr. Williams, having invited the company to drink to Wales,' commended, in an excellent Welsh speech, the law abiding character of the people of Wales. He would like to see wealthy Welshmen extending their patronage to Welsh literature, as was done in ages past, and not merely consenting to preside at an Eisteddvod, and deliver highflown addresses! He would also like to see more charitable institu- tions established in Wales, and was of opinion that the Welsh National Society should do something in that direction. He strongly sug-, gested the establishment of a 'Welsh Home, in Liverpool for the benefit of the destitute among the Welsh people of the city, especially for the protection of the 4,000 Welsh servant girls in Liverpool. ARCHDEACON HOWELL (LLAWDDEN). The Venerable Archdeacon Howell, of Gres- ford, responded to the above toast, and said that, according to some people, the lads and lassies of Wales would very shortly be able to do their courting in Greek and Latin. In some quarters there was a tendency co regard educa- tion as unfitting its possessor to the humbler avocations of life. It would be a disastrous day for Wales if the notion got abroad that education made manual or industrial occupa- tions less respectable than the shop or the office. Let net the Welsh abate their fervid patriotism, or hold less tenaciously to the rights and traditions, and the unconquerable language of their Fatherland. In replying to Proff -sor Maliaffy's recent utterances, he con- tended that the civilisation of Welsh Wales would bear comparison with Anglicised Ireland or the Anglicised parts of Wales and that the Welsh people of Liverpool and Manchester would compare well with other Nationalities in morality, religion, public spirit, and Chris- tian citizenship. Wales had a lesson to teacb to the world, and that was to exhibit a com- bination of Nationality and religion, of piety and patriotism, in a form and to a degree not to be found elsewhere. He felt proud to be of the same flesh and blood as the law abiding* self respecting, and much enduring Penrhyn quarrymen. MR. WILLIAM JONES, M P. The Welsh member for Carnarvonshire (Mr- W. Jones, M. P.), also responded, and dealt at length with the services of Welsh literature tO Europe in the middle ages. The Welsh were to day, as in the past, abreast with the culture of Europe; and they were not going to cry e. Wales for the Wo but were going to send their sons and daughters to Oxford, Cambridge and Germany, so that the higher culture of Europe might fertilise the genius of Wales- The great fault of the Welsh literature of to, day was, that it was not altogether straight forward and in memoir,'poetry, and criticisi^ they should aim at sounding a note of honesty and humanity. The only technical school 1 Wales was that of Bethesda, and he appeal to Liverpool Welshmen, who were 'framed iji the prodigality of nature,' to add to the pittance of Parliamentary grant and the penny rate. d Mr. G. Caradoc Rees (Birkenhead) propose the toast of the 'Liverpool Welsh Society,' Dr. Hugh R. Jones (Grove streew> gave The ladies,' and the health of Mr. A. Jones (the chairman) was heartily drunk 0 the proposition of Mr. Robert Roberts There was music provided at intervals bY the Enterpean Ladies Orchestra, directed bY the Misses Scott; and Mr. J. Halton Morrl. the popular Welsh tenor of Edge Hill, sang Welsh.