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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. Noddw-r," in the Goieimi, asks how came the name of a Welsh minister to be apgaend- ] in th-e Monthly Treasury to an article written by Dr. Miller, and published in the oun 'Secrets of a Beautiful :Life r H Igh criticism would probably call this an r or of the copyist. 000 I ■» stated on good authority that the i r key in Europe is the original key of Henbigh Castle, delivered by Edward I. to Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincdln. This in-i .signia of office was worn by him and his sue-: ceaaors on great occasions, but it ultimately fell into the possessionof tlreAshpool family. I 000 Apropos of Mr. Kensit's protest against t e election of the Bishop of Bangor, it is well to bear in mind that 525 years ago, Jehu Wycliffe and the Bishop of Bangor were sent over to Belgium to dispute some Papal claims upon England. We may yet find John Kensit sand Bishop Williams join- ing hands against modern Papal aggression. flOO The secession of the Welsh Baptist re- presentatives from the Free 'Church Coun- cil at Ruabon, has set the leaders of the denominationthroughout Wales to ponder over their ox-act relations with other Non- conformist bodies, and one result, it is now stated, is, that they are now arranging to elect a representative committee to consider what steps should be taken in reference to a closer union. 000 A Welsh-centenarian named Richard Humphreys, who celebrated his 100th birth- day on the 23rd September last, has just died at Newton. Until very recently Hum- phreys enjoyed comparatively good health. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and-a few years ago was awarded a :medal by the editor of a religious magazine as being the oldest known Sunday School scholar. 000 An amusing sfory is told by a Vale of Glamorgan farmer. A week or two ago a parson was one of the crowd following the hounds. At a stiff fence his horse blundered, and he was tossed into the ditch. Lying there, he shouted lustily for help, but all the assistance he got was the remark of a farmer as he swept by, Never mind him he can get out all right. He's not wanted till Sunday.' 000 The Episcopal Palace at Bangor is in a very bad state of repair, and the newly ap- pointed bishop will have to spend a large sum of money upon it before taking up his residence there. For some generations the 'Palace has been occupied by men of limited means hence the whole building has got into a very dilapidated condition. Dr, Watkin Williams takes up his residence at I Pwllheli while the repairs are going on. 000 As an illustration of Daniel Davies' (Aber- porth) wit, we will give one of the numerous anecdotes which are more or less current in regard to that genial man, One day he heard a ship carpenter, who was at that time trying to mend a boat, crying out, I- believe the devil is in this hole.' 'Capit al,' answered Daniel; put a peg in. I have been trying to get the devil into a hole the~ e many years, and have failed. If you think, you've got him there put a peg into the hole by all means.' <10.0 Among the most curious of the old hostelry signs to be found in Wales is that of the Beehive Inn at Manafon, Mont- gomeryshire. On one side of a beehive are painted a jug and tumbler, and on the other a bottle and wine glass. Underneath are the lines:— Within this hive we're all alive, Good liquor makes us funny; If you are dry come in and try The flavour of our honey. At the time when the tithe sales were going on in the Manafon and Meifod districts, many accepted the invitation with appa- rently satisfactory results. ooo The Archdruid (Hwfa Mon) was lecturing at: Dowlais the other evening on his favour- ite subject, Dros y Don.' He rel,ated-t,hat the first unpleasant incident on his journey to the 4 Land of the Weet' was not a storm or the sensation produced by sea sickness during the voyage, but he being charged j two dollars by the cab'oy.andhis buggy, for being conveyed four mii-es in four minutes. Grinding his teatb, he thus unburdened i himself;:— Hen esranc ydoedd yrl;a-nei-wao Belial, Yebeilia'n doleri Cebystr oedd Haw y oabi, .Yn,dwyn aur o'n poom ni. 000 Thirty years ago South Wales could boast of possessing more learned prelates than any other part of the kingdom. Of the nve; bishops appointed by the Upper House off Convocation to set about the revision of the Old Testament, two were from South Wales, Bishop Ollivant of Llandaff and fBishop ThidwaII of -St. David's. As illustrating the jproficieocy of former South Wales bishops in Hebrew, it may be added that Dr. Richard Devies, Bishop of St. Davits, bad not only to do with the translation of the New Testament into Welsh, but had also a hand in the English version of the Bible known as the 'Bishops' Bible.' Se oond Samuel was 'ttone by him. ooo The progress of Catholicism in Wales is not likely te be much hastened by the way in which tke Tablet, the leading Catholic review, refers to the mission to England of the deputation (Mr. iLlwyd ap Iwan and Mr. Renbow-;Pihillips) from tba Welsh settle- ment in Patagonia. After recounting the facts as stated recently In the South Wales Daily Mews, it says that 'Mr. Chamberlain is little likely to meddle with such a kettle ot fish,' aad it concludes with the remark, Why Welshmen wanting to emigrate could not be content with the wide choice of localities offered by the British Empire it is a little difficult to conjecture. At any rate, it is .embarrassing when whole groups of such settlers pitch their tents in a foreign country, and still claim the rights of British subjects.' By way of contrast, it may be noted that the Catholic Times of this week pays a tribute to 'the fairmindeduess of the Welsh people,' and says, we have had evi dence again and again that when the Catholic Church has been unfairly assailed amongst them, they have manfully remon- strated.' 000 The Calvinistic Methodist ministry does not promise to be as easy to enter in the 20th century as it has been in the 19tb. In North and South Wales schemes have been discussed coping with the danger that threatens of the supply exceeding the de- mand through the influx of incompetent candidates. It is said that at present three classes tend to discredit the vocation :-(1) those who enter the Theological Colleges without being intellectually capable of severe study or sufficiently trained, and who amperthe progress of their fellow- stud-ent; (2) tnese who spetsd a year or two at the National Colleges, and pose as students without doing atny solid work there, evading the Theological'Colleges altogether; and (3) those who, either from incapacity or conceit, do not enter either the National or the Theological Colleges. An ideal scheme would, no doubt, insist on all men having a thorough secular and theological training, while making due provision for the one man in a hundred whose natural genius for preaching would justify his being xempted.
W'OMEN'S CHAT. ;I' Her Majesty is particularly fond of fish, and on her table is always found a plentiful supply of whiting, salmon, turbot, etc., according to the season. For a state, or big dinner, the cost of this item alone is usually about £ 50. As regards the sweets, tahv Queen has a peculiar fondness for a special make of thin sweet bis- cuits, and these are always to be found on her table. -0- Invariably the supply of sweets consists of two kinds, one hot, the other cold. Cheese is present, in abundance, and generally four or five kinds are represented, such as Gorgonzola, Gruyere, Cheddar, Parmesan and Brie. These are cut-excepting of course the latter-into small squares of about an inch cube. —o— In Cheshire, the making of cheese is carried on in great perfection, and the greatest pains are taken to extract every particle of whey. For this purpose the curd is repeatedly broken and mixed, the cheeses are much pressed, and placed in wooden boxes, which have holes bored in them. Through these holes, sharp skewers are stuck into the cheese, in every direction, so that no particle of whey can remain in the curd. Stilton cheese is generally preferred when a green mould appears in its texture. To accelerate this, pieces of a mouldy cheese are sometimes inserted into holes made for the purpose by the scoop, and ale is poured over for the same purpose, but the best cheeses do not require this, and are in perfection when the inside becomes soft like butter, without any appearance of mouldiness. —o— Cheddar, Stilton, Derby, and some other cheeses, are never coloured, Cheshire is, slight- ly, and Gloucester and North Wiltshire deeply. Foreign cheeses are only slightly, if at all. Regarding the imports of cheese, the largest supplies are received from the United States, Holland, and Canada. In the United States, the manufacture of cheese has been much improved in recent years. -) To the great delight of her large circle of friends, Lady Cadogau has quite recovered from the indisposition which lately necessitated her cancelling some of her engagements. Lady Cadogan is rather above the medium height, with large grey eyes, light brown hair, and well chiselled features. Her day is one of ceaseless activity, and she has an energy and joy in Mfe seldom possessed by those who have passed their first youth. She is an early riser, and an enthusiastic horsewoman, and one of the most skittal and daring of cross country riders to hounds. Her excellency is likewise an accomplished linguist and musician, and a very deft needlewoman. —o— Though official residences, as a rule, bear a certain stamp of officialdom, yet Lady Cadogan has managed to impart a touch of originality and individuality to l&e handsome saloons, at the vice-regal lodge. The many pets with which she surrounds herself-for her excell- enoy is devoted to her canine friends-give a touch of home life amongst the great surround- ings. The dining room at the vice-regal lodge, is a long and handsome apartment, whose walls are supported by Doric columns in marble. This room lis, as a rule, arranged with a long table to seat the numerous guests, but occasion- ally Lady Cadogan has it set out with many small tables, according to the mere recent, and delightfully social custom. -0- For some time before the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, the hotels in Rome were crowded, and during the auspicious week, the city wore a particularly gay aspect. The sQueen of Italy however, who with. King Hum- bert, received, and entertained the Duke and "Duchess, much prefers Florence to Rome. It is her favourite city, and nowhere has she more enthusiastic admirers than the City of Flowers, to which she often pays a flying visit. —o— iQueen Marguerite has a great dislike to court etiquette and dispeEses with as much of it as she possibly can, in her everyday life. When she receives visits from her intimate ifriends, they are carried out in the moat informal way. Such visits are generally paid in the afternoon, and Her Majesty^ .guest is seated upon a. sofa, beside the Queen, with whom-she often has a quarter of an hour's chat without interruption. The ladies and gentle- men in attendance are in another room at the time. ,0- The number of American women engaged in all kinds of professions formerly held by men, has iEcreased enormously during the last quar- ter, of a century or so. In 1$70 for example, there were only 24 dentists, 5 lawyers, 527 doctors, 67 clergywomen, 35 Journalists, and 1 architect. There are now, ;4!t7 dentists, 471 lawyers, 6;882 doctors, 1,522 clergy women, J,436 journalists, and,53, architects. —o— Women as architects do not seem to meet with the approval of the opposite sex. yet, why should they not follow this vocation 1 There seems to exist no reason why architec- ture should be more exclusive than the sister arts. Moreover the fact that a woman is the mamagef of the house, gives her a right to have a voice in the matter of its construction. There are .often blunders and drawbacks in house- building, which cause much discomfort to the inhabitants afterwards, and this might all have been avoided if a little knowledge of househoid management had been the architect's portion. In a well-known weekly publication, there appeqiresi not long ago, an article, devoted to 'Women novelists, and their views on litera- ture.' Most of them confess to a hatred of grammar. One authoress declares that rules of composition have so little to do with her wo,rk that she does not even kisow the parts of speeeh, and grammar would be as strange as Greek to her. Yet anotlier, that she never draws-out plots, or gives much thought to her work, but simply dashes it off, as fancy tells her. In justice to writing women though, it ought to be mentioned that many successful aathoresses strongly advooate hard study, and untiring pains and care, and in this advice I most heartily concur. There are far too many unequipped individuals rushing into print nowadays, and the consequence is, that although books are many, really well written books are still comparatively scarce. —o— Tailors are busy with spring costumes, and their keynote is-simplicity. For outdoor wear skirts are plain, lines of stitching being the only ornamentation. The single seam in the centre front promises to be much in favour among the well dressed section, this style being particularly effective in shepherds' plaid. It should be recollected however that only skilled modistes can turn out a skirt of this particular cut successfully, and 06 no account should the home dressmaker undertake one unless well up in her work. The aeamleus skirts need the most careful sloping at the waist, before the length is adjusted, otherwise the effect is dis- astrous in the extreme. In coats, severe simplicity in shape prevails, I arms, waist, and hips, being closely fitted. Collars are as high as ever, at the back, but the latest do not quite meet in front. The little gap is usually filled in with a jabot of lace, or a high stock. Ribbons if we except the narrow description, which is in demand for bordering gossamer frillings and flounces, bows, and cravats, are in little request among milliners and dressmakers, at the moment. o- Regarding veils, a net perfectly plain, and very line and clear is quite the most chtc wear, and the reason for this is, the desire not to hide the brims of the dainty toques now in vogue. The delicate foliage and flowers, chiffon, ruckings, etc., must not be shrouded in an aggressive veil Our Parisian sisters are wearing their toques very forward, but we, in this country still much prefer to show a good deal of front hair. —o— We have made, in our time, many comments and scarcely flattering ones, upon the antipathy of the French to the tub, but as a matter of fact, half a century ago, equally unpleasant remarks could well have been made with reference to ourselves. Tubbing was not at all commonly practised in this country before 1850, though it is true sponge, hip, and other baths began to appear in ironmongers' shops a few years previously. It is all very well for the literary henchman retained by each large furnishing firm, to fill such parts of the catalogues as relate to the equipment of bath rooms, with copious references to the elaborate system in vogue in the Roman days, but these do not make any mention of the state of affairs prevailing only a few decades back when water was seldom laid on above the ground floor. -0- Rice Mould.—Wash a teacupful of rice, add a pint and a half of milk, sweeten to taste, and add a bayleaf. Boil gently till the rice is soft. Place in a wet mould, turn out when cold, and serve with jam. MADGE.
C W M -j"r- -j" PARISH COUNCIL. A meeting of this Council was held on Wed- nesday, February 3rd, when there were present Mr. John Jones (chairman), Councillors Wil- liam Blimston, H. Davies, T. Williams, W. P. Williams, and Robert Williams. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The report of the Sanitary Inspector, Mr. George Bell, on the proposed water supplies for the parish, were again considered and in compliance with the request of the Council, Mr. Bell was present at the meeting. He fully explained to the meeting his schemes. Briefly, they were thus 1. The Isglan portion to be supplied by a connection with the Bodryddan supply pipe, by laying a one inch pipe to a central point at the cross road, near Ty Gwyn, with a self closing stand pipe for the places about. 2. The upper portion of the parish, including Marian, to be supplied from a spring overflow near Aelwyd Uchaf, by laying a one and two inch pipe to the highway at Tai Marian, with an extension eastward to a central point be- tween Marian Mawr and Plassau. Also an ex. tension westward to a point near Voel, so that an available and reliable supply could be got at a reasonable distance to all premises about that place. 3. The village proper to be supplied by lay ing a one inch pipe from the well in an old level at Ffynnonrydd, with central stand-pipe in the village and a watering place for animals; also a f inch extension pipe ot about 200 yards, with stand-pipe to be available tor houses under the Bwlch, which could be supplied from the central supply. Mr. Bell ended his report by stating that he did not consider that any other part of the parish demanded an expensive scheme for fur- ther supply. Councillor William Blimston severely criti- cised the schemes. He said that very few people would have any benefit from them. The water was left at different stand-pipes at great dis- tance from all premiseL He did not think it right to spend £ 600 to do only half a job, and giving satisfaction to no one. He therefore pro- posed that they ask the District Council to defer the confirmation of the schemes for a fortnight, so that the plans might be submitted to a Parish Meeting. Councillor Henry Davies seconded. Other members expressed dissatisfaction with the schemes, and pointed out that some ot the most needed places in the parish were disregar- ded. Mr. Blimston's resolution was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously.
Of course all things come to the man who waits, but starvation is the first to come and the last to stay. Grinnen What are you going to take for that frightful cold you've got ?' Barrett: I'll take anything you'll offer. Do you want it?' When did they discover that the burglar was a woman f When she looked in the glass to see if her mask was on straight.' 'H'm!' said Mr. Wickwir», 'that dress re- minds me of the half-witted girl that waits on me at the restaurant.' r, Indeed Yes. It is simple, but fetching.' Teacher How is it that you are late this morning ?' Johnny: 'Please, m'm, a burglar's been caught here, and mother sent me round to the police-station to see if it was father,'
4- THE PEACE CRUSADt ROUSING THE NORTflk r- t ^an "—— tot By W. T. STEAD. «»e The Crusade of Peace has had a splenaw —the best in many respects since the | Ag was proclaimed at the great meeting in St. j wr i Hall. London is giving abundant evidenC9^ interest in the crusade, but it is in the Pr°T' i that our strength lies. The Far North of 1 has ever welcomed great ideas. Often t given a lead to the rest of England 011 SO 4. question of moment. Its population is by nat | one of fighters. Centuries of warfare JL the tribes over the border have given a pu. to the Northern race which is not yet eliml at The Tyne, which gives life to the whole dis^HEplj lined with shipyards in which huge war,18 tHlt being constructed. The fame of the desi;ru | weapons of Armstrong has travelled over tbc" Half the population of Newcastle is did dependent upon the great Elswick shipylr j ordnance works. Yet the meeting at NOW ii was one- of the most rousing yet held. Earl Grey was primarily responsible for J1 gathering at the Town Hall in Newcastle. I í the first he has, thrown himself heart and Sol) tltl the Crusade. As soon as he placed himself 9 head of the Northern movement its succ#8 jJor assured. He was accompanied on to the V at the Town Hall by such a collection of pub''c | a? has not been seen in Newcastle for yeari- political friends who went different ways Liberal party was divided found themsel^8 ^it] more united in a common ciuse, and one former politician who has deserted came from his retirement to. speak a vvord PI: behalf of peace. If Newcastle was the centre of the :No. ii r movement, Sunderland and Gateshead were less to the fore. The audience at Sunderlav" a little cold at first, but before the meeti"^ finished it was splendidly roused. Ihe^f gatherings had been preceded by a local egort 'r Bnrnmoor, over which the Earl of Durhd <4Vn sided. He displayed some confusion of Øll to what the Peace Crusade is. At DárJingtotl f was a capital meeting, with the Bishop of Dar on the platform, accompanied by several 1110t of the Pease family, the devotion of every good cause is almost part of the H the North. J Nothing quite like the enthusiasm of Scarf P rle" and the neighbouring towns has yet been expe tfC| \j| On Saturday and Sunday three huge meetln: th held, and at the last it is calculated that 14, were not less than 3,000 persons present. f t was no need to get up steam at any 8 gatherings. The whole population seems with the love of peace, and in the three ■; 4 there was not a single voice raised up aga support of the Czar's proposals. Yet Searbo is precisely one of those places of whicha'J fessional organiser would be afraid. J' The tone of London on this great question 9 Jjr arrest of armaments improves week by week- | best meeting that has yet been held lfl,| metropolis was that at St. Martin's ToW» J The fine room was filled to practically capacity, and the response to the speeches a i as could be desired. Mr. G. W. E. H, n delivered a speech full of good points, very close of the meeting r.ew life Mas given audience by the enthusiastic elcqueuce of tb« of the West End Synagogue, who, though the list, of speakers, begged to be allowed .gt « word on behalf of tije '.J ii,s. The Rey, J ] Price Hughes was treinwidously applaud*- •• short the meeting was in evt rv tapped tie beyond; any which.London h;.s .-een onenina: of the campaign. At Westminster we did not. do s. well. good meeting for Westminster" is the re ifjL those who know the district. There is a worof meaning in the words. Westminster is one wealthy divisions of London in which jJf greatest difficulty in obtaining any public on any question. It has a large business tion, which migrates to the suburbs ever}' .^<9 I Consequently, the task of organising a mee' JB > any kind is heavy. Yet, with no 8Pe&f English reputation announced, the Westniinstot Hall was more than half filled, and those jfw present displayed plenty of spirit and a keetl C. ciation of the object of the Czar. jiJ-f Very different to Westminster was the mf Jr r the Hampstead Vestry Hit.!]. That buildii'? J not hold so many as that at Westi^V "1 but it was packed to the doors, and the j' •and enthusiasm of the .audience'was uninist9^ n The veteran Dr. Newman Hall spoke j/ dramatic fervour, and referring to a lett#1 jJ. Mr. Brodie Hoare, M.P., in which the sl stated that he regarded the Czar's prop? Ii altogether impracticable, the great preacher that it was necessary even now to teach wisdom. If Mr. Hoare was against the ^ar'jj|fl was not the case with a more distin#L^ resident in the neighbourhood. Sir WftHer wrote saying that if anything practical c&^ the Cxur's proposal he should join the y in rejoicing. ■■'J So well has the organisation of Londo'1 3 forward that the Committee of the Crusade* (J1 determined to devote all its attention rlt1 Metropolis and to leave the provinces to lo°, fA ■■ themselves, now feels that London is that it can give time to the great town? fn have not already arranged for meetings number of these is now comparative!)' V Without any aid from the central 0iTicO of the provincial centres have thrown 'V selves into the Crusade. Examples of the eej^ to which the provinces have organised the)"9 A [ are furnished by the meetings at Darling'011 Kidderminster, which were arranged locallY, tJeí carried through without the headquarters aware of the intention to hold meetings.$ After the provinces wi M come Scotland. Crusade has so far made but little progress- .<e/ meetmgs have been held, but there is no that the new gospel of peace has been seized J .d' fl" >I avidity. No fear, however, is felt as to the | \f when once work is commenced. Scotland ^jr untrue to all her traditions if she is England in her dev ion to a movement makes for the elevation of mankind and for S1 brotherhood among the nations. t^1 The metropolitan campaign is to be brotig^.jr conclusion by a mass meeting in the (i^ Hall, which will probably be held during tbe fortnight of March. This will be a rallyi^'M for the whole of London before the rfi' Convention is held: The principal spea.er# 1 be Mr. John Morlev and, 1 hope, the London, who is, of course, chairman J Crusade. The gathering should be a fitting e the movement, which has swept across Londoj'^f An address to the workers of all Conf11 ||i( „ countries has been drafted and approved W.jj$ Labour Committee of the Crusade. This placed before a great gathering of Lon 0 IV to, men at St. Martin's Town Hall, on February 0 trio to which the representatives of organised la jl^ the metropolis are offering splendid support- # George N. Barnes, the secretary of the Amalg9' Society of Engineers, is to preside. The manifesto, signed by more than five hundred of workmen of every shade of opinion, has 110"r scattered broadcast. On the Continent the Peace movement is J11' progress. From England we are giving w we can to those who have the real battle to j but it is difficult to do this and not to offend t populations. Both in Germany and in however, local committees are at work, ^jfiwj reports from the devoted workers who themselves to the movement are full of eT\a(^ that progress is being made against every obs1
A Correction. -He: *1 suppose you fiø great many dull people here ?' She: 'On the contrary, it is the dull who always find me.' .j I
HOLYWELL. ¡. DISTRICT COUNCIL. SERIOUS CHARGE OF NEGLECT. At Friday's meeting of the Holywell Rural District Council, Mr. William Roberts, J.P., presiding, a communication was received from the Local Government Board with regard to the typhoid fever epidemic which has broken out at Northop Hall, a hamlet adjacent to Hawarden. The board asked to be informed what steps the council purposed taking to remedy the defective sanitary condition of the place, as reported by the council's medical officer (Dr. Edward Williams) in a recent report. The letter added that the present state of Northop Hall, as described in that report, was precisely the same as described in the report of the Local Government Board's inspector (Dr. Spiers) with regard to an out- break there in 1890. The board expressed, in conclusion, their regret that this unwholesome condition, which it was the duty of the council to remedy, should be allowed to remain year after year to cause disease and death. Mr. Astbury (Northop) said he could not sup- port the report of their medical officer. The place bad been considerably improved of late, and there was a good supply of pure water. The Clerk did not think it was correct, as stated in the letter of the Local Government Board, that the place was in the same condi- tion as it was in 1890, because he recollected things having been done since then. The charge made against the council was a very serious one, and required answering. If their medical officer's report was incorrect it was their duty to put the Local Government Board right. To say that they had year after year allowed such things to remain to canse disease and death was a very grave charge on the face of it, and they must answer it. A lengthy discussion followed, and it was ultimately decided to communicate with the council's medical officer on the subject. The Clerk added that he would look up what had been done at the place since 1890, and, if he found that the work he had referred to had been carried out, he would write to the Local Government Board on the subject.