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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP .r' A V'chriw plaintiff, writing on mat. 11 i esstoanoBEcialoftheMerthyrCcu • C 'urr, /ridded the startling i .S.:—'I wii- '"I on the Judgment Day 000 '(;'t.pel y Beirdd,' a Baptist chape in Y.rth Wales, is so designated became i' as huilt chiefly through the efforts ot t)pAi í ,v n o Eifion and R. ab Gwilym Ddu II 000 Mr. Beriah Gwynfe Evans has for some 1 ■v-tks pust been making researches in the Briciah Museum and the Records Offict, assd It is now announced 'that the discoveries he hli made will completely upse' many previously accepted theories with regard to the so called Methodist revival in Wales' 000 The Bishop elect of Bangor is to be con ..ecrat d in St. Paul's Cathedral on Thur* day, February 2nd, and the Primate wiii officiate Dr Williams will do homage to the Queen at Osborne a few days later ar>■' his enthronement in Bangor Cathedra- is to take place during the following week, « tha he will be able to enter upon MI* episcopal duties at the beginning Lent. 000 The football fever on Saturday reached even unto Cefn Coed, where one old e tleman was so indignant at what he called the 'rheibath' which had fallen on the people that he br ke out with, 'M'i'r hllH wylltineb hyn am wara football yn iiwr o ddod a ni lawr; fysa 'ma ddim hanar, n* I chwartar yawn sa John Elias ne W lli wius o'r Wern i fod yn pregethu yn 'Bertaw;i heddy, ach y fi.' 000 Mr. Marchant Williams, of the South Wales Circuit, has been appointed Corn missioner to conduct an inquiry into the charities of Montgomeryshire. The inquiry into the charities of Carmarthenshire, which Mr. Williams carried out, is now practical i A., over, and the completed report will be laid on the table of the House of Commons early in the coming Session, and will then be ready for distribution. The inquiry in Montgomeryshire will extend to 60 par ishes. 000 A correspondent, in a contemporary calls attention to the fact that while in the great libraries of London, Manchester, and Liverpool, Welsh literature is well repre sented, in the public library of Birmingham there is not a single book of Welsh pnems or any book dealing with Welsh poetry, Jtnd that Welsh literature L represented by one solitary wcrk which can only be read by students who are familiar with very early Welsh. Now that public attention has been called to this fact, the Welshmen of that city are up in arms. 000 Lay justices of the peace do not apparent ly get overwhelmed with reverence at police courts down West, for a current issue of a Carmarthenshire paper saysThere was an amusing incident at Llandilo Petty Sessions recently. Just as the magistrates entered the court a Pressman rose for the purpose of adjusting his coat. Two or three strange solicitors who were present, mis taking his action for an act of respect to the bench, also stood up, and immediately the whole court absent-mindedly followed suit, aad thus paid the magistrates a compliment which is usually reserved for those servants of her Majesty who preside over the higher courts.' 000 Professor Barbier speaking of languages declared that if French was the language of men, German of soldiers, Spanish of God's saints, Italian of women, English of birds, surely Welsh was the language of angels If the Welsh were not enterprising on a large scale they were venturesome. If they di not make money they saved it. They were good bankers. The Welshman was an exception to the rule in the matter of national drinks. The French drank wine, which called for coffee; the English drank beer, which called for something stronger- gin the Irish drank stout, which called, for something hotter—whisky and the Scotch drank whisky. The Welsh drank Adam's ale which the French called duck's milk.' 000 Every school and college has its own special characteristic and according to Mr. O. M. Edwards, the particular characteristic of the men trained at Aberystwyth is their 'cymmwynasgarwch'—a readiness to 'oblige or to do a good turn for one another. This trait in his character,' declares Mr. Edwards in Cymr'u' Plant, is the secret of the success of Mr. T. E. Ellis. In school, in college, or in Parliament, he would do a service even to an enemy And there, is Mr. J. A. Jenkins, the registrar of the South Wales University College this valuable trait character- ises him also. And wherever I inquire as to the Aberystwyth men—whether they be teachers, ministers, doctors, lawyers, farmers shopkeepers, or whot not—this readiness-to serve explains their prosperity.' But will not Mr. Edwards tell us the characteristics of the men of the Cardiff and Bangor Colleges ? GOO 'Twas ever true that 'history repeats itself' (writes Councillor Good), and I will mention a late recurrence-an incident of interest to Cardiff' generally. Cardiff' has recently magnificiently congratulated Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on his splendid clearance of the Dervish pest on the Upper Nile. Exactly one hundred years ago Car- diff cordially thanked Lord Nelson, through his Majesty King George III., for his great victory over Buonaparte at the mouth of the Nile, where, after a twelve hours' fight, Nelson captured nine vessels, burnt two, and killed and captured 5,000 Frenchmen. Cardiff was overjoved, and sent a loyal and dutiful address. The musty pages of the old county paper, the Worcester Ilerald, dated January 12th, 1799, contain the following: 'An address from the town of Cardiff, on the late naval victory, was presented to his Majesty at the levee by Lord Evelyn Stuart son of the Marquis of Bute.' 000 In the course of a very practical leader on the relief of the aged poor, the Cymro (Liverpool) remarks that 'one of the chief defects of Nonconformity, especially in Wales, is the absence of charitable institu- tions on the lines of the old almshouses. In many neighbourhoods may be found three or four chapels where one, or at most two, would have sufficed. Is it too much to expect, now that the four Nonconformist denominations are drawing nearer each other, that among the blessings to be anticipated early in the new century will be to have one Nonconformist chapel only in places where there are now four, and to have the remaining three converted into charitable and educational institutions ? The Jews maintain their own poor. A Jew is never seen in a Workhouse or receiving parish relief. There is no insurmountable difficulty in the way of Welsh Nonconform- ists following their example in this re spect.'

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