(JAMoKlAJM While a Bala shepherd was going his rounds the other day, he accidentally picked up an eagle, which lay dead on the moun- tain side. The bird was well developed, and weighed 11 lbs. ( 000 The remarkable eloquence of John Elias not only drove Sunday football out of exis- tence in Wales in the early days of this century, but, according to a recent paper by Mr. Lleufer Thomas on Welsh Industries,' it also dealt a death blow to the oue-timed celebrated snuff trade' of Llanerchymedd. 000 We feared all along it would come to this. A Welsh bard has just perpetrated an englyn on Sir Campbell-Bannerman, with the following results:- Dyn yw o fil-dyna fo-dyn llwyr, Dyn llawn a chryno; Dyn da ei waith, dyn drwyddo, Bob modd drwodd a thro. ooo Professor Mahaffy, of Dublin University, who occasionally takes special delight in lampooning Welsh literature and We sh nationalism, has just done the same service to his rative Gaelic. In his evidence given before the Viceregal Commission on the re- form of intermediate education in Ireland, he denounced the inclusion of Irish on the intermediate programme, and declared that the ancient Celtic literature was worthless, it being a matter of the greatest difficulty to find an old text that was not either religious or silly, or indecent.' 000 An incident which serves to bring out in bold relief the self-effacing disposition of Dr. T. Charles Edwards, of Bala, is the fact only just come to light that it was he who received the first invitation to the pastorate of the Queen Street Congregational church, Wolverhampton, susequently accepted by the late eloquent Dr. Berry. Not a few of his brethren would have contributed such a bit of intelligence to the secular Press before even sending a reply to t e church, and in case of its rejection would have tur ed round to lecture on the shortcomings of modern journalism. 000 I have never known a publican become a parson (says 'Martin West' in the Church Gazette), but I have known one or two par- sons who have turned publicans. One has a pub in London, and I believe is much res- p cted. Yoa will not find his n tme in Crockford, although he has not resigned his orders. A Welsh curate fell in love with a pretty widow, who kept a snug public, in Pembrokeshire I think it was. He married her, and went to live at the pub. Of course, he lost his curacy, and not get- ting another, he became the licensed-owner, and I believe makes a very good landlord. 000 The interpreter at the Carnarvon Assizes on Thursday week, created much laughter by rendering the question,' Was the old man mentally capable?' into good idiomatic Welsh thus, 'A oedd yr hen greadur yn llawn llathen f This recalls an amusing instance of misconception which occurred at the Carnarvon Assizes many-years ago. An old man who was a witness was asked the, distance between two points, when he replied,' Ergyd careg glas hogyn.' This was rendered, A blue boy's stone throw.' The Court laughed, and the interpreter assumed another hue-scarlet. 000 Mr. Augustine Birrell, M.P., waxed eloquent at the recent Welsh banquet at the Hotel Cecil He said he had never noticed in the Welsh character as it had exhibited itself on the floor of the House of Commons any peculiar indications of having to any large extent adopted Scottish- philo- sophy. If they only did that, he would guarantee that the House during a Welsh debate would be as empty as during a Scotch one. Mr. Lloyd George had spoken of Welshmen consuming large quantities of Scotch whisky. He (Mr Birrell) was sorry to hear that for some reasons, but at the same time he knew of nothing which would more endear them to his constituents. 000 Gipsy Smith, whose mission meetings in Cardiff have proved so phenomenally sue cessful, finds Welsh hymns and Welsh tunes supremely suitable for his' revivalist' meet- ings. He had 'Hyfrydol' sung to the words I will sing the wondrous story ren- dered at every meeting last week, and he has requested the organisers of his mission in other towns to include it in their pro grammes also. Mr. Smith's attachment to Welsh hymnology is no less marked. He learnt' Gwaed y Groes,' perhaps the greatest of Williams Pantycelyn's hymns, some 18 years ago, and has sung it on numerous oc- casions with remarkable effect. 000 A very valuable and interesting manu script recently discovered in Marshlands, Llandudno, has come into the possession of the Rev. D. O'Brien Owen, Carnarvon. It is in the handwriting of the late Rev. Owen Jones, F.S.A. (Meudwy Mon), the well-known Welsh historian, and is of fool- scap size, containing about 500 pages of very beautiful handwriting. Its contents include pedigrees of the well-known Welsh families of Gwynedd and Powis, the descen- dants of the Fifteen Royal Tribes of Wales, and poems in the form of 'awdlau' and I eywyddau,' with notes on some difficult passages in the same by the ancient Welsh bards. 000 Mr. Justice Darling formerly spent a number of years at Dowlais, and we have the authority of the vicar of Carnarvon for the following story, which is said to have influenced the judge's attitude towards Welsh witnesses: Mr. Bruce (then the Merthyr Stipendiary and afterwards Lord Aberdare), had a witness before him who could not understand English, and when Did you see the constable take the prisoner into custody was interpreted to the latter in Welsh thus,' A welsoch chwi yr hedd- geidwad yn cymeryd y carcharor i'r ddalfa,' be failed to understand that also, the Sti- pendiary took him in hand and asked, Gwelsoch chi policeman yn catchio prison-' er f And the man replied amidst roars of laughter. 000 Sir Love Jones-Parry, of Madryn, who wrested Carnarvonshire from the all-power- fal Penrhyn family in the memorable elec- tion of 1868, was once sentenced to death. Soon after succeeding to his estate in the year 1853, be spent a considerable time abroad, and visited Gibraltar. Whilst so- journing there, he was about to cross the frontier to Spain with a companion, when a sentinel demanded his passport. Sir Love was unable to produce one, and the sentinel, who thereupon insulted him, was quickly knocked down by the impulsive Welshman. The latter was arretted, tried by court "tartia!, and sentenced to death. The English Government intervened on his I behalf, and he was set at liberty aDd welcomed home with great rejoicing. 1
NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS. Q The ordinary meeting of the Anglesea Local Association of the National Union of Teachers was held on Saturday afternoon, at the Menai Bridge Board School. There was a full attendance of members. In the absence of Mr. R. Davies (Llangefni), the president, Mr. J. O. Jones (Llanfaelog Na- tion il School), the vice-president, took the chair. Miss M. Jones (Holyhead) and the secretary, Mr. D. Pryse Jones, were ap pointed representatives on the North Wales District Union. Last year's committee of the local association was re-elected. The secretary read the correspondence which had passed between him and the clerk to the technical education committee of the Anglesea County Council in connection with the motion passed at the last teachers' meeting, urging upon the Council to estab- lish classes for technical instruction in the county, and which had been ignored by the committee. It was pointed out that the Council had a balance of over i/700 in their favour in the technical instruction account, and several teachers were of the opinion that a portion of this sum should be expen- ded in establishing and organising classes in Anglesea on the same lines as other counties. It was resolved to nominate Mr, O. Roberts (Holyhead), for the vice-pre3i: dency of the North Wales District Union next year. Mr. H. A. Tilby (Rhyl), the North Wales candidate for the N.U.T. exe- cutive, was present, and delivered an ad- dress. A committee, consisting of the se- cretary and the teachers of the Llangefni district, was appointed to deal with the technical instruction question. It was de- cided to hold the next meeting at Beau- maris in June.
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W U MEN IS CHAT. The Princess of Wales was scarcely looking as strong as could be wished, when she left for her cruise in the Mediterranean, but it is quite expected that the sea air, and rest, will restore Her Royal Highness to the good health and spirit she enjoyed prior to the loss of her mother-the Queen of Denmark. Princess Victoria is now quite restored to health, and Princess Cari of Denmark appears gayer and brighter than ever. —o— To settle in this country, isgtbe one aim and object of our bonny Princess Carl, and it is whispered that this may be arranged if Prince Carl'p eldest brother, who it will be remem- bered was married last year, should be blessed with a son and heir. Princess Carl has never succeeded in getting on with her mother-in- law, or her husband's sisters. The former is very strict in her ideas, and rules her daughters with a rod of iron. Princess Carl has never been accustomed to this sort of thing, and naturally finds her mother-in-law's restrictions- irksome to a degree. —o — • The March Drawing Rooms over, folks are flocking abroad, and London is quiet again. No dates have been fixed for the later Drawing Rooms, or other State functions, but it is still hoped that Her Majesty, and the Princess of Wales will be seen at one or other of them, ere the season closes. Over the invitation list for State Balls, and concerts, the Queen exercises a personal censorship. New names are sub- mitted as elevations to the peerage, appoint- ments to deputy and Lord Lieutenancies of counties are made, or as people come to the front in the services. Business men's wives go to Court if they can find someone to present them, and there is nothing against them in their lives, put it is rarely that a businessman's wife finds herself the guest of Her Majesty, except at a garden party. —o— There is always a shower of applications for cards for the Queen's balls, of which not the least notice is taken. Many who never expect such an honour are elevated to a state of de- light by receiving a card, others watch every post, hoping for the cord that does not come. The worst aspect of it for would-be Court-goers is. that there is no chance of pretending they were 4 commanded' and could not go, because the full invitation list is carefully published. -0- It has been stated upon more than one oc- casion lately that it is the rule rather than the exception for dukes or their heirs to marry the daughters of commoners. Instances have been quoted-the Duchess of Portland, the Duchess of Bedford, the Duchess of Newscastle, the Duchess of Marlborough, Lilian Duchess of Marlborough, the Duchess of Argyll, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, and the Duchess of Manchester. This is all very true, but it should not be overlooked that the num- ber who marry into the ranks of their own peers is no less large. The Duchesses of Buccleuch, Abercorn, Roxburghe, Sutherland, Hamilton, Cleveland, Devonshire, Westmins ter, and Adeline Duchess of Bedford all had handles to their maiden names, and the wives of the heirs to the various dukedoms are mostly gifted in the same way. -0- There is something quite pathetic in the thraldom of society to the conventional after- noon visit known as the 'morning call.' For it bears testimony to the dependence of men and women on their fellows, it is an effort, to wards friendship and sympathy, a struggle of fundamental instinct to realise itself through the artificiality of high civilisation. But in result it is a dismal failure; those who submit, do so with a wry face, and the more thought- ful in a spirit of suppressed revolt. Yet' calling' would probably be reckoned by most people among the 'pleasures' of society, and theore- tically,it is difficult to see how it could be classified otherwise. -0- Few women appear to equal advantage in their own, and other people's houses. Some are charming when calling, because strung up to effort, but these same matrons are frequently found dull, hopelessly dull, when dropped in upon unexpectedly. Others again are most fascinating, sweet, and gracious at home, but altogether unsatisfactory outside. There are some it is true, who are always delightful under all circumstances, and in all places, but they are distinctly in the minority-at least, at the present time. —o— Mittens seem to be gaining favour, and are patronised by not a few fashionable women. The idea is a pretty one, The mitten is cool, and more easily donned than a gloye, it does not conceal a white and shapely arm and hapd, and last but by no means least, allows a liberal display of sparkling rings. In gloves, the new shades are those of chinchille. They are shown in kid and suede, and the tiny back lines are invariably of the same colour. —o— The latest veils are large, and made of lovely net and lace. Not infrequently they possess a border embroidered in chenille, and on this are sewn here and there diamonds, either real or imitation. When not too thickly jewelled, these veils are very pretty and becoming. —o— For evening wear, the daintiest blouses for donning with black skirts are those of net, pat- terned with steel beads and black sequins, the sleeves—of the sequined net either lined or ,.V unlined—and neck, being finished with wide ruches of chiffon. Such blouses as this can be adorned with knots of bright coloured velvet, or with large.trailing bows, in which jewelled brooches can be fixed, and the little velvet knot mixed with osprey, repeated in the hair. —o— Many of the most up-to date hats are adorned with one monster flower, the favourite of the moment being the rose. Crocuses, cyc- lamen, pansies, in mauve and yellow come next, and these are arranged somewhat towards the front on the left side, in bunches. Foliage alone is sometimes en evidence and when delica- tely treated and tinted, forms a most attractive trimming. —o— It has been said that the oldest evidence of civilisation is-the mirror. The Japanese and Coreans discovered the art of making one from iron, at least two thousand five hundred years ago, and even this long period is dwarfed by the Chinese record, which shows that mirrorb, large and small, made of brass, copper, or oil. ver, have been in use in thali land for over four thousand years. Moreover one searcher once found a mirror, it is said, that seemed to date from the second dynasty in Egypt, about five thousand years ago. —o— Many housekeepers seem to consider that once every year-when the 4spring cleaning' comes round-is quite often enough to brush mattresses. They could not make a greater mistake. At least every two or three weeks, each mattress in the house should be brushed all over, and under each of the little leather tabs so as to remove all dust, which harbours insects. A stiff brush something like a velvet brush, is the best weapon to use. Every morning each coverlet and blanket should be taken off, separately, and placed where the air, and if possible the sun can get at them. Mat. tresses should be turned every day, well thumped, put up in an arch, aad left to air in a draught for at least an hour. —o— Orange Marmalade.—Take Seville oranges only and slice them very thin, removing all pips. To each pound of fruit add three pints of water. Let it stand 24 hours, then boil until the chips are tender. Let it stand again another 24 hoars, and to every pound add one and a half pounds of ongar. Boil until the marmalade jellies, about an hour and a half. Nine to one dozen oranges make about twenty poands. 1 MADGB.
BETTWS-Y-COED. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. PROPOSED ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM THE SWALLOW FALLS. At the monthly meeting on Saturday, Mr. Robert Parry (chairman) submitted his re- signation to the Council, remarking that he was about to remove outside the district. Mr. E. Davies Jones said he was sure every member of the Council would be sorry to lose the chairman's services. Mr.Parrybad taken a keen interest in obtaining urban powers, and was one of the most practical men in the district. He therefore moved that the chairman be asked to reconsider his decision. Mr. R. Parry, chemist, seconded. Mr. Pullan reminded the chairman that if he removed outside the district he would still be a ratepayer in the parish, and within a short time, if the application to the County Council to enlarge the district were granted, he would be a resident in the district. The resolution was carried unanimously, whereupon the Chairman said he could not resist such an unanimous expression of con- fidence, and he would withdraw his resigna- tion. Mr. John Hughes and the chairman were re-elected overseers. A committee of residents, consisting of Mr. S. A. London, Major Ashley, Messrs. O. Edwards, A. Davies, and W. H. Rowland had been appointed by a public meeting, to report upon the advisability of carrying out an electric lighting scheme for Bettws-y coed. The report was now presented, and set forth the opinion of the committee that the only available water supply for a local installation was the Swallow Falls. This could be carried out by utilising the dam above the falls, and running a length of pipes from thence along the ground between the main road and the falls for about 1,000 feet, and then dropping to a spot im- mediately below the falls an installation could be put down, including building and the 'wiring' of the district for less than £ 2,000. They believed that, by using the water power in this way, the electric energy could be supplied to consumers at 5 i. per unit, with a substantial margin of profit, if the Earl of Ancaster would grant the neces- sary permit at a nominal rent. The report further advised the ratepayers to authorise the Council to employ Messrs. Gilbert, Gilks, and Co., Kendal, to report upon the scheme at a fee of X-10 10s. Mr. E. Davies Jones considered that it was inadvisable to utilise the Swallow Falls for such a purpose. The falls was one of the sights of Bettws-y-coed, and it was better to have no electric lighting than to detract from the beauty of the falls. Mr. Pullan thought the question of electric lighting was in an uncertain posit on, and if they waited another year they would get a cheaper and more satisfactory installation. In any case, they must not endanger the ar- tistic value of the falls. Mr. Rowlinson said that if their gasworks were not such a rotten affair he should not care. But it was a rotten affair, and always had been. If the gas company would under- take to put in new pipes and make gas to. fill them, he should be satisfied. Mr. R. Pullan moved that the electric lighting question be deferred for the pre- sent. Mr. E. Davies Jones seconded, and the resolution was carried. It was reported that the new water supply scheme was proceeding satisfactorily.
NORTH WALES BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION. The annual meeting of the North Wales Brass Band Association was held on Satur- day, Mr. Gethin Jones (Wrexham) presiding in the absence of Mr. Crompton, president. The secretary (Mr. Thomas Jones, Ffynnon- groew), presented the annual report, in which it was stated that the association numbers 17 bands, as compared with 16 in 1897 and 18 in 1896. During the year Col- wyn and Waenfawr bands were admitted to the association after a brief retirement. Royal Oakley was admitted to membership, and Mostyn Band had been struck off owing to the band breaking up. Llanddulas had ceased to be a member, but was rejoining. Although there had been no great increase of membership, the association exercised a great deal of influence, and the principal competitions were held under its rules. Although X30 was cleared by the annual contest, owing to the unfavourable state of the weather, the result had not been what was expected. The year closed with a balance in favour of the association. The report and balance sheet were adopted. The following were elected to the executive committee :-Messrs. Thomas Jones, Ffyn- nongroew; J. D. Griffiths, Nantlie Vale: D. Owen, Rbyl; Gethin Jones, Wrexham; L. P. Jones, Bagillt; R. O. Jones, Llanfair- fechan; G. Parry, Royal Oakley; John Hughes, Holywell W. Hughes, Penmaen- mawr; and T. LI. Jones, Llan Featiniog. The decision as to the most suitable town for holding the next annual contest, was left to the committee, Llandudno, Conway, Carnarvon, and Festiniog being mentioned as acceptable towns.
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THE PEACE CRUSADE. [ A MODIFICATION OF THE [ PILGRIMAGE. h THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. By W. T. STEAD. With some measure of personal regret and dlo, appointment, I make the announcement that the Pilgrimage of Peace has had to be abandoned in its original form for this year. The change, how- ever, is inevitable. Events have proved too strong to be resisted. There is no hope that the first plan of the Pilgrimage can be carried out; that the mission can be an expression of the real sentiment of the peoples represented upon it. Rather than diminish its ideal the committee has decided to forego, for the present year, the Pilgrimage at first conceived. More than two months have passed since the conception of the Pilgrimage of Peace was given to the world. Many things have happened in the interval. It may be well, therefore, to recall what it was that the Pilgrimage hoped to accom- plish. That will enable us the better to under- stand why the idea of a great human snowball of Peace has had to be surrendered. First and foremost, the Pilgrimage was to be an expression of Anglo-Saxon unity. The nucleus about which the other nations would group themselves was to be a joint deputation representing England and the United States. Added to this were to be representa- tives of the seven smaller free States of Europe. The Pilgimage so constituted was to pass through all the capitals of Europe, pleading the cause of peace and good-will among nations, gathering delegates at every halting-place, and finally arriving at St. Petersburg, bearing its message of thanks and encouragement to the throne of the Czar. Such was the scheme, noble in its simplicity and to all outward seeming easy of accomplishment. From the first it took hold of the imaginations of men. In Paris and elsewhere on the Continent arrangements were made for the reception of the Pilgrims. A welcome worthy of the cause was promised. In various countries steps were taken for the appointment of delegates who should pro- ceed with the Pilgrims on their way to St. Peters- burg. From the first our Continental triends have laboured with an enthusiasm worthy of the highest praise. Theirs have been the chief difli- culties. Here in England we have had to deal with a people devoted to peace, and only awaiting the means to give expression to its sentiment. On the Continent there has been a long and unequal strnagle agamst prejudice and agaiijst the ingrained traditions of generations. The lack of time has proved the chief enemy of the Crusade. Probably no country in the world possesses so simple a means of voicing the opinion of the people as does England. The calling of town's meetings is a process well understood. Englishmen are accustomed to give expression to their sentiments in public meetings. More thaO two months have, however, been spent in the organisation of England, which is a small country, while Scotland has scarcely yet commenced to make itself heard. If England has absorbed two months of ceaseless energy, it will be understood that more time is required for the Continent, and perhaps more still for that other vast Continent which- It was hoped would take its place side by side with England as banner-bearer of the Pilgrimage. Peace has had little consideration in America these months past. To rouse the whole of America from the Atlantic to the Pacific is at any time a work of superhuman difficulty. The obstacle' presented by its huge geographical area are always there. These, however, were but the least of tbs obstructions to be overcome. The United States had when the Crusade commenced emerged recently from a great war in which its arms had proved triumphantly victorious: The whole country was rent with the disputes between the advocate* and the opponents of expansion. It was hope that this seething public opinion would soon settle down. Now, however, has arisen the trouble with the Philippines. Another session of Congress has been rendered necessary, and the hope of obtaining a delegation of senators, congressmen, and other* has disappeared. There is no hope of an adequate American representation, therefore; and witbo«fc this a main object of the Pilgrimage is impossible accomplishment. lne impossibility of America joining adequat-ell in the Pilgrimage is a set-back, but not the only one. On the Continent difficulties have arisen. Italy has taken up a strong attitude on the que8. tion of the representation of the Pope at the International Conference. No objection woul" have been raised, in all probability, by the itslis,2 Government had it not been for the ostentation9 satisfaction of the representatives of the Pope at t?' recognition of his sovereignty. As it is, the dis' sensions in Italy make that country hopeless, for the time being, for the purposes of the Pilgrimage- In other directions other events have happened to disturb the arrangements. It has become knovvll that in certain countries any attempt on the part of delegates to claim a national character will be met with determined opposition and agitation oJ1 the other side. The Continental Pilgrimage must neoessarily, therefore, be inadequate, and it b been thought better to cut down the igi-sal programme. Nobody has denied to the English portion Pilgrimage its right to claim that it represents tllo nation. The delegation will be elected at the National Convention, which will itself be a deputa. tion from the whole of Great Britain. Those vvho will assemble on March 21st have been chosen at the series of town's meetings all over the country- They include numerous members of Parliament, tOo Mayors of most of the great provincial townS, ministers of all denominations, the chairmen of London Vestries, and all the representatives of well-organised municipal life. Some idea of the truly representative character of the Convention can be obtained from the lists of delegates wlticb are being published in War Against War. Con" servatives, Liberals, Socialists, and Labour will .11 be represented. No shade of political opinion religious belief which has any claim to mate itsel* beard will be excluded. A body of Pilgrims by such an assembly must be a microcosm of tb*^ great body of the nation which is in favour of 00 arrest of armaments. What is proposed is that the National Conven" tion shall choose the Pilgrims on March21St. These will then set out on their mission to Petersburg. They will go straight to the capi^ of the Czar. England is the only country in the national response to the Czar's Rescript blo been adequate and unanimous. Great Britain IJ1 this matter occupies a unique position. Nowbetf j else is it possible to claim that any body of j gates will represent an opinion which has boOO expressed week after week, without faltering throughout the length and breadth of the laul" As Great Britain has occupied a unique posit in the Crusade, so it will stand alone in tbo Pilgrimage. More than anything else we have to JP1 against any movement which can injure the lnte £ national Conference at the Hague. If that assedbv is to have any practical result its decisions must absolutely unanimous. There is grave danger tb** were the Pilgrimage to go forward in the face the feelings which have been aroused in certaMj 'countries on the Continent-injury rather than$° would be done to the cause. Next year, howefe?' | an Apostolate of Peace can have no diplowa V significance such as might now be attached to a mission. We go forward, then, looking to future. In the spring of next year the as first sketched may become an accomplished u There will be a great, international conference Paris at the time of the Exhibition, to promote cause of the brotherhood of man. The work t» has been done here and on the Continent much to further that congress. No effort that » been made will be wasted. The seed sown may immediately spring into a ripe harvest, but 0000 t or later it will have its due fruition. The 1nf&J1t!J. i of the twentieth century will see the reaping rich result of the work so laboriously dons old age of the nineteenth. l
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