-8i" Welsh PROPOSED l. COUIlty Couiicilsl ? New Association. t At the invitation of the Carnarvonshire County Council a meeting of representatives of Welsh County Councils was held at Shrewsbury on Friday, July 7th. The object was to consider the advisableness of forming an association of Welsh County j Councils, and the consideration of a schedule 1 of powers, which it was recommended should be transferred from the Privy Council, the Secretary of State, and the Local Government Board to the County Councils and joint committees of County Councils. On the motion of Mr. D. Lloyd i George, M.P., seconded by Mr. Hooson (Denbigh County Council), the Lord-Lieut- tenant of Carnarvonshire (Mr. J. E. Greaves) was voted to the chair. Representatives of the following County Councils and County Boroughs were pre- sent: Carnarvonshire: Messrs. J. E. Greaves, E. R. Da vies, and D. Lloyd f George M.P. Denbighshire: Messrs. Simon Jones, W. G. Dodd, and E. Hooson. Flintshire Messrs. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., and J. L. Muspratt. Cardiganshire: Alder- man C. M. Williams, Aberystwyth. Gla- morganshire Mr. J. Hopkin Morgan, :Neath. Pembrokeshire: Rev. Lewis James, Narberth. Cardiff Borough: Mr. John Jenkins. Swansea, Borough: Messrs R. Martin (nwyor), Howell Watkins, and John Thomas (town clerk). Monmouth- shire Aldermen J. R. Jacob and Wilson Ruffeen were present, but inasmuch as they had not been duly appointed by their l Council they could not take any official part in the proceedings of the Conference. Mr. J. Bodvel Roberts (clerk to the Carnarvon- L shire County Council), who had acted as -convener of the Conferenc- was elected 'f secretary pro tem. The Chairman said, as the representative of Carnarvonshire, he had been asked by that Council to say how greatly that body appreciated the kindness and courtesy with which all the Counties of Wales had received and assented to the proposal that the con- ference should take place. That unanimity and cordiality augured well for the success of that Conference (hear, hear). The busi- V Hess was to discuss the question of devolving t on county councils further and wider powers How exercised by various Government de- partments. Those proposals were not born of any spirit of aggrandisement or of undue z:ln and misplaced ambition, but grew out of a desire to relieve the congestion of business n In the Government Departments, particularly that of the Local Government Board—(hear, iear)—whose delay in dealing with applica- l. tions was frequently a great hindrance to t Public business. They had a schedule to lay before them as a basis for discussion but whatever were the criticisms and alterations to which it might be submitted he trusted the Conference would unanimously and ener- getically uphold the principal proposition that the time had now come when in the interests of local government county councils should be invested with further and wider powers (applause). That was the funda- mental proposition of the Conference. The county councils had given a very good account of themselves—at any rate in Wales, with which he was more particularly Proved they could be safely trusted with far ^ider powers and responsibilities than they **Ow enjoyed (hear, hear). He had heard it. tinted that the obtaining of these extra Powers was part of a deeply-laid political PlOt-(Iaugl-iter) -veiling dark and danger- I Acquainted,—and he thought they had Proved they could be safely trusted with far ^ider powers and responsibilities than they **Ow enjoyed (hear, hear). He had heard it. tinted that the obtaining of these extra Powers was part of a deeply-laid political plot—(laughter)—veiling dark and danger- ous ulterior motives (renewed ^g^er). Nothing could be further from the truth (W, hear). That proposition was simply a straightforward, business proposal, and Was meant to enable county councils to dis- CVGE their important duties with which they had been entrusted with greater proxnpti'tude. If that Conference resulted in a better understanding and a closer union between the different counties of Wales, all he could say was so much the better for the ^incipality and for the interest of the P^ple (applause). Mr. Llovd-George, M.P., said he thought + they should first form an association of <2°Unty councils for Wales and Monmouth- shire. He moved—" That this Joint Com- mittee of duly appointed representatives of the county councils of Wales and Mon- mouthshire is of opinion that it is desii able to form an Association of the I county councils of Wales and Monmouth- shire That the title be 'The Joint National Council of Wales and Monmouth- shire.' That the following shall be the objects of the Council(1) To confer upon matter of common interests to the counties and county councils of Wales and Mon- mouthshire, and to take such action as may bg necessai'v in those interests to the counties and co««4 councils of Wales and Mon- t mouthshire, and to take such action as may be necessary in those interests. (2) To obtain the transfer to the county councils association and to the Welsh county Councils separately of such powers of Government Departments as are,by the Local Government Act,authorised to be tranferrred to county councils and to joint committees of county councils and as the council may deem ex- Departments as are,by the Local Government Act,authorised to be tranferrred to county councils and to joint committees of county councils and as the council may deem ex- Ipedient. Mr. J. Jenkins, Cardiff, seconded the motion, expressing regret at the unavoidable absence of the Mayor of Cardiff. Mr. Herbert Lt is, M.P., in supporting the motion, referred to what was done with f the same object in 1891, when conferences were held at Shrewsbury and Llandnndod. The difficulty then was chiefly as to the money •spending powers^of the County Councils, but years had elapsed, and it had become time they should make another attempt to get what they wanted. In England, perhaps, the opposition would be as active as ever, bu he did not think they would meet with any opposition in Wales, so that they could approach the Local Government Board 4 with a better chance of success. The resolution was carried unanimously. On the imotion of Mr. J. L. Muspratt, seconded by Mr. E. Hooson, it was agreed— That this Conference approves as a basis I for future discussion of the draft schedule, adopted by the Carnarvonshire County Council of the powers proposed to be trans- ferred to County Councils." Mr. Lloyd George moved, Mr. Jenkins (Cardiff) seconded, and it was carried, that a committee be appointed to draft the con- stitution of the association and to deal with the powers proposed to be transferred, the -eommitt.ee to report to each County Council and to a subsequent meeting of the associa- tion. Alderman C. M. Williams, Aberystwyth, suggested that tke Committee to be ap- pointed .should cousist of representatives from all the County Councils and County Boroughs of WYdes and Monmouthshire. In appointing a metiiber to represent each countv and borough the basis of representa- tion would ensure a more general interest being taken in the welfare and success of the proposed new association. After a short discussion. Alderman Williams' suggestion tion was unanimously adopted, a»d the following were elected for the respective Councils and County Boroughs NORTH WALES. Anglesey Mr. Lewis Hughes. Carnarvonshire: Messrs. J. E. Greaves and D. Lloyd George, M.P. Denbighshire: Mr. Simon Jones. Flintshire: Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. Merionethshire: The Hon. C. H. Wynn, Rug. Montgomeryshire Captain D. H. Mytton. SOUTH WALES. Breconshire Mr. Jones Parry. Cardiganshire Alderman C. M. Williams, Aberystwyth. Carmarthenshire: Mr. Joseph Maybery, chairman of Council. Glamorganshire Mr. Wiltor H. IMoigan, Pontvpridd. Pembrokeshire: Dr. G. Griffiths, Milford. Radnorshire Mr. R. Morgan, Rhayader. Monmouthshire: Alderman J. R. Jacob, Newport. Cardiff Borough Mr. John Jenkins. Newport Borough: Mr. T. H. Howell, mayor. Swansea Borough Mr. R. Martin, mayor. Mr. Lloyd-George, in moving a vote of thanks to the Chairman (Mr. Greaves), spoke of the enormous trouble he had taken in the matter, and said he was confident that under his leadership they would now march to victory (applause). Alderman C. M. Williams moved a vote of thanks to Mr. J. Bodvel Roberts, clerk to the Carnarvon County Council, for the great trouble he had taken in the preparation of the schedule of powers proposed to be transferred to County Councils, and for convening the Conference, and acting as secretary pro tem. This was agreed to un- animously. The next meeting was fixed for Llan- drindod on a date to be arranged early in September, This concluded the Conference.
ROUND THE TOWN. ABERYSTWYTH. Sitting on the promenade recently (with their backs to a glorious sunset and reading Pick-Me- Up ") were two visitors, young men of the cuff and collar gaiters' brigade. Said the one to the other, throwing aside the paper, There s nothing to see in this rotten hole. Been here now three days and seen everything. Bah 1 let's go and have a drink." Nothing to see;" with pity for the visitors who had been here three days and sat with their backs to one of the divinest sunsets this summer (I won- der if they sat with their backs to the transform- ation scene in a pantomime). I set myself a-think- ing- Nothing to see;" Cardigan Bay spread out in all its beauty; a sea never two days, no, never two hours the same; cormorants diving for fish from off their rock at high tide; Castle green redolent with memories of the far past, of the days when molten lead was poured on the enemies' heads from the ramparts above, or when fair dames and brave knights tripped the light fantastic toe in the hall within. Nothing to see;" when Pen Dinas rears its mighty head and proudly treasures its early earth- work fortifications; when within a mile stand the two incised crosses in Llanbadarn Churchyard, about which we all want to know something more, whence they really came, and when. Nothing to sec when our rocks and pools are teeming with their varied flowers and inhabitants. I pity such people, and felt the advisability of some occasional notes on our town and its vicinity. Nothing to see On a wet morning, better than loll in your window with your feet up and smoking cx oWp -oign.1 n pipe, Ltaxe a turn so far as the library and ask Miss Jenkins—ever willing to good old Meyrick's History of Cardiganshire Half an hour spent over its pages and pictures will at once dissipate any idea as to there being u nothing to see in our attractive town. What means the word Aberystwyth ? Well, Aber is mouth as all the world probably knows, and Ystwyth is the name of the river which falls into the bay just beyond the harbour. What means the word 'Ystwyth'? Flexible, sinuous, winding. Take the ordnance map, look at the course of the river marked thereon, and you will at a glance, see why it bears the name Ystwyth' or better than taking the map, follow the banks of the river itself for a few miles, and you will never forget the meaning of Ystwyth. It's alwavs interesting to note how family names repeat themselves in any locality. Here is a list of Cardiganshire magistrates in the reign of Queen Ai-ine:-Johi,i, Earl of Carberry Custos Rotulorum, &c John, Viscount Lisburn; Sir Vaughan Prysc. Bart • Sir Charles Lloyd, Knight Thomas Powell, Esq Kino's Attorney General; John Lewis, Esq., of fwdmore; William Herbert; Thomas ILloyd, of Oastle Howell; John Lewis; David Lloyd, ot Grunorin Samuel Hughes, of Cregmore; Richard Llovd Samuel Hughes, of Alltgarth; John Phillips, of Dolhaydd David Lloyd Edward Jones David Lloyd of Wern; Richard Steadman, of Strata Florida- William of Bronwith; John Willams, of Forshelig; David Parry, of Nayodd; John Lewis, of Pant David, the elder; John Knolls. Here is a rich Aberystwyth story—which has the additional merit of being true. Ministers are generally good smokers, probably more so a few years ago than now. A little girl where parents had been keeping the month (i.e., entertaining the preacher at the chapel for their monthly turn), noted the tobacco supplied and the smoking. A while after seeing a drunken man lying on Llanbadarn bridge and redolent of tobacco fumes, she ran in to tell her mother, saying Mother, mother, there's a drunken man and he smells like a minister." a PHILIP SIDNEY.
BALA. PETTY SESSIONS—SATURDAY 8TH JULY. Before Col Evans Lloyd, Roger Hughes and John Parry Esqrs. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: A FAMILY FRACAS. Inspector Morgan charged Enos Davies and John Davies, Morris Court, Bala, with having on the 24th June committed an aggravated assault on Ellen Davies the wife of Enos Davies and mother of the last named defendant. The prosecutor gave the following evidence "about 12 p.m. oil the 24th of last month I was in company with P.C. Jones, in Tegid-strect. We heard shouting and cries of Murder, murder." We went down to Morris Court and found the cries emanated from the house of Enos Davies. On reaching the house we found the door locked. We knocked and shouted open the door," but they refused to open it. Went on to the window, got my hand through a hole in it and opened it. There was no light in the house. There was great noise. I lit a match and saw Enos Davies coining from the other side of the bouse, from the direction of thp dre ser. Ellen Davies was on the floor, and was then in the act of getting up. Enos Davies came towards the widow, and just when his wife was coming towards him, defendant John Davies came from the door behind her, and gave her a kick She shouted John don't kick me." Enos Davies, then, when his wife was falling towards him, received her and gave her a push backwards, so that she fell with great force to the floor. 1 can t say Ellen Davies was sober. I jumped to the door and was about to force it, when it was opened by John. Went into the house and found Ellen Davies bleeding from bruises on the face. Both defendants were very disorderly, and making use of very threatening language, saying she ought to be killed, and other things. Ellen Davies came to the door, and just as she was standing there, Enos Davies came out of the house took hold of her under the arms, and pushed her, go that she fell with great force into the ditch, a distance of five or six yards on the opposite side of the court-way. When giving her the push this defendant said, presumably to the constable, Take the old devil from here." We got her up, and took her to the house. I examined her head and arms. There was a lump on her forehead, above her left eye. The right was blackened, there were scratches on the left side of her face, which bled, and lumps behind the head, evidently the effects of the fall on the floor. Both defendants na—gnmwwiMi munaiiwiiM11imn—■ IIWIIH. ^p*-1 11" » went out of the house, and the daughter took charge of Ellen Davies. By the Bench Were the defendants drunk ?— Witness: I can't say. They were both very excited. P.C. J. M. Jones corroborated. Defendant Enos Davies said he had not had any comfort in the house for three months. His wife was drunk every day, and took things out of the house, not only his own, but what he had in his charge belonging to other people as well. He desired comfort and peace, and this was only to be obtained through his wife. The Clerk There is not much comfort for either of you as long as you both get drunk DefendantJohn Davies admitted having assaulted his mother, but promised not to do so again. After considering the case the Bench, through Col. Evans-Lloyd, chairman, said defendants were guilty of a most aggravated assault, especially the son for kicking his own mother, and Enos Davies admitted what amounted to an equally bad assault of throwing a "woman down in that condition. Though she was no doubt drunk that did not justify him in assaulting her. The Bench had decided not to send them to prison, as this being their first offence, though they deserved to be sent there. The defendants were then ordered to pay lls. aiid..Teosts each,and they were further bound over in the sum of £5 each to keep the peace for six months. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting was held on Friday last' when there were present—Mr. R. W. Roberts (Chair- man), Mr. J. W. Roberts (Vice-Chairman), Messrs. R. Ll. Jones, D. W. Jones, Evan Jones, Edward Jones, D. Jones (Joiner), H. Evans, D. Jones (Bir- mingham House), H. Ll. Davies, W. T. Jones, T. R. Dakin (Deputy Clerk)." FIXAXCE. The Clerk reported that the Collector had paid an instalment of E40 to the Bank. The credit balance that day was L236 Is. 6d, Cheques were drawn amounting to E57 16s. 8d. PLANS. Foundation plans were submitted of the new houses proposed to be built by Mr. Evan Jones opposite the Boys County School, etc., and it was resolved upon the motion of Mr. Edward Jones, seconded by Mr. D. Jones (Joiner), that the plans be approved and that a Committee be appointed to consider the application of Mr. Evan Jones for the re-construction of the Main Drain, and whether the Council or Mr. Evan Jones is the responsible party for that expense. It was further resolved that the above matter be delegated to the Sanitary and Water Committees to consider the report to an adjourned meeting. The plans of the new Girls' School were also sub- mitted. The Surveyor mentioned a few improve- ments he considered necessary, but said he should like further time to consider them. The Chairman suggested deferring their consideration for a month and this was passed. SMITHY I PLASEY. A letter was read from Mrs. Anwyl, in which she stated that she failed to understand what sanitary arrangements were required at Mr. Wm. Edwards' smithy.—It was resolved that Mr. Edward Jones and the Surveyor explain to Mrs. Anwyl the requirements of the council. THE RECEXT AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS. A letter was read from Mr. W. Griffith, district auditor, stating that he had concluded the audit of the council's annual accounts on the 6th'June, that the books had been produced to him in good order, and that the accounts had been well I and accurately kept. It was resolved that the thanks of the council be given to the Clerk and the other officers for securing such a favourable report. STREET COMMITTEE REPORT. The committee reported that at a meeting held on the 17th June, the Surveyor called their' attention to the necessity of getting the proper levels in order to commence the side-walk near Bradford House, and, as he was unable to do so himself, he asked for instructions. The Committee felt some difficulty with regard to this, for in the past years Mr. R. Ll. Jones had given his services as engineer gratis, and as the council had no power to recompense him owing to the fact that he was a member.—After consultation with the Clerk, the matter was submitted to Mr. Lloyd Jones, and he was asked to instruct the Surveyor as usual.—After some consideration he promised to do so. The committee strongly advised the council to pass a cordial vote of thanks to Mr. Jones for his services in the direction indicated ever since he became a member of the council.—Mr. D. Jones (Bala House) said the Council were very greatly indebted tojn Llojd feiS^a^oiisKlerable sum of money.-The Chairman supported, stating that; they had been remiss in not thanking him before. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. Edward Jones, seconded by Mr. D. W. Jones, that the report be adopted. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. D. Jones, Bristol House, second by Mr. W. T. Jones, that a cordial vote of thanks be accorded to Mr. R. LI. Jones for his valuable services as Engineer and Surveyor for the past years, and that free of cost. PARAPET IN MOUNT STREET.—The Street Committee having recommended that the parapet in Mount Street from the Independent Chapel to Mount Lane should be a little wider than originally decided by the Council. It was resolved upon the motion of Mr. R. LI. Jones, seconded by Mr. Evan Jones, that this sidewalk do not exceed a yard in width, but as near that as possible, without making the road narrower than that in Tegid Street near Ginshop Bach. It was also decided that the surface of the parapet be asphalted. PARAPET NEAR DRUID HOUSE. The Street Committee further reported that their attention had been called to the desirability of continuing the parapet adjoining Mr. Rees's shop in High Street to the other side of the premises. As it would be necessary to provide a place for the water to run from the gutters in Hirh Street. Mr. Rees was asked whether in the event of the Council undertaking the parapet, he would consent to defray the difference between this and making the drain. Mr. Rees agreed to do so, and the Committee desired the Council's approval. It was resolved that the report be adopted. AUCTION MART I THE GREEN. An application was made by Messrs, D. Roberts & Son, auctioneers, Corwen, stating that they de- cided to start auction sales of stock on fair days here and enquiring he terms upon which the Council would grant them the exclusive right of doing so on the Green. As the Council had, some fifteen months ago, given Mr. R. Ll. Jones, permission to start auction marts on the Green—not the exclusive rights to do so-it was decided to inform Messrs. D. Roberts & Son that the Council is not in a position to enter- tain the application at present. By a majority of three it was decided to ask Mr. R. LI. Jones, to give a definite reply within 3 months, whether he intended starting with the sale of stock in the Green. MISCELLANEOUS. Letters from the West Ham Urban District Council, enclosing copy petition re Old Age Pen- sions, and from the Wallasey Urban District Coun- cil soliciting the vote of this Council in favour of their candidature in the Executive Council of the Urban District Council Association were laid on the table. A letter was read from the Local Government Board stating that this Council's resolution, in favour of the Register of Parochial Electors being adopted for the purposes of School Board Elections had been forwarded to the Education Department. XO REPORTS. This was the reply given by the Committees ra fire brigade, water and sanitary committee to the chairman's application for reports. THE ENGAGEMENT AND DISMISSAL OF WORKMEN In pursuance of notice Mr. W. T. Jones pro- posed that the power of engaging workmen and dismissing be delegated to the Surveyor. Mr. R. Ll. Jones proposed an adjournment. Mr. Edward Jones seconded, and this was passed. The adjourned meeting will be held next Tues- day.
THE "tuecsfi 6)-qZECCE til V" 11 PRINTERIES, BRIDGE STREET & GRAY'S INN ROAD' ABERYSTWYTH.
WORLD IN A WEEK. The British Government have now announced that they wil1. contribute a sum of L45,000 to the proposed Antarctic expedition. Mr. J. B. Graves, a well-known resident of Tenby, fell from his machine while cycling on Wednesday night, and was killed instantly. The last of the bodies of the victims of the, Pwllheli disaster, that of a little boy named Hughes, was recovered on Saturday. Such progress has been made with the repair of the Cockett Tunnel that the Great Western Rail- way Company are now running "goods traffic on both the up and down lines. It is expected that passenger traffic through the tunnel will be re- sumed very soon. The "Figaro" says that the Sfax carried a coffin on board when it brought Dreyfus to France, the orders to the captain being to produce Dreyfus dead or alive. On Wednesday the steamship Tweed, of Glasgow, a well-known Swansea trader, when just below the Mumbles Head, collided with the dandy or ketch The Three Sisters. The smaller vessel quickly sank, and the captain's son. David Lewis Thomas, and a seaman named David Griffiths were drowned. The Central News announces that a discovery of the highest importance has been made in reference to the cause of cancer. The disease is now stated to be due, not to a germ, but to a particular injury to what is known as the basement membrane of mucous membranes and allied structures. BENIN CHIEF EXECUTED. Clogbosheri, the brother of the ex-King of Benin and chief fetish priest, who organised the massacre of Consul-General Phillips and his party more than two years ago, has been captured by the British forces and executed. The Benin country is quiet. THE PWLLHELI DISASTER, The interment took place in LIandinorwic church- yard on Thursday of the bodies of eleven out of the twelve persons who were drowned at Pwllheli on Saturday. The ceremony was typically Welsh alike in the character of the services, in the public signs of mourning, and in the number of those who assembled to see it. Into the valley came visitors from all the neighbouring villages and yet more distant places, and the crowd which attended the services and joined in the singing of familiar Welsh hymns is computed to have numbered some five thousand people. The services at the homes' and in the church were conducted by the local clergy. A relief fund has already been opened for the bereaved relatives, and the Rector of Llandin- orwic has undertaken to attend to any communica- tions on this subject from outsiders. THE FLOODS IN TEXAS. A despatch from Calvert, Texas, states that fully 200 persons lost their lives in the floods within a radius of thirty miles from Zealia on Tuesday night. Nearly 100 were drowned on Wednesday in the vicinity of the Mound, a small piece of high ground near Old San Philipi, to which hundreds of negroes had fled from the Brazos Bottoms, taking their horses and cattle with them. The waters have gradually encroached until only about half an acre remains This will probably soon be submerged. On it three hundred negroes are huddled, and if they escape drowning, which is improbable, they are certain to be starved, the nearest point of land being three miles away. JAMAICAN FRUIT. As already already announced, the new of direct fruit steamers between Jamaica and the United Kingdom will commence running in May 1900. The company which will the steamers is to be known as the" Jamaica Produce and Transport Company." In the House of Commons the other day Mr. Chamberlain confirmed the particulars of the scheme. MORE STRIKES IN SOUTH WALES. meVfceu^'Timl "already several collieries Tu^rav- Llanelly district are affected, while two have ceased operations. AtBroadoak Colliery, Loughor, 150 men came out on strike on Saturday, and about 300 hands employed at Garngoch and Gorseinon pits have ordered twenty-eight days' notice to ter- minate contracts with their employers. A wages dispute on Wednesday closed the Cencoed Colliery, Llanelly, thus throwing out of employment another 200 workmen. A determined struggle is feared. 119 PROPOSED TUNNEL TO IRELAND. The First Lord of the Treasury has consented to receive to-day a deputation with reference to the projected Irish Cnannel tunnel. In a memorial to Mr. Balfour on the subject, it is stated that financiers, whose resources are said to be undoubted, and whose names if necessary will be submitted in order that the Government may treat with them directly, will provide the capital, estimated at twelve million sterling, if the Government will consent to give a guarantee to the extent of a dividend of 3 per cent. on the share capital. ELECTION NEWS. The result of the Osgoldcross election was declared on Thursday, Sir John Austin, the Liberal member, whose resignation caused the vacancy, being returned by a majority of 2,925 over Mr. Roberts, a Liberal and Local Vetoist, Polling took place at Oldbam on Thursday, and resulted in the return of both the Liberal candidates, Messrs Emmott and Runciman. Mr. Emmott polled 12,976 votes, and Mr, Runciman 12,770; while their Unionist opponents, Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Mawdsley, polled 11,447 and 11,449 votes respectively. THE CROP FAILURE IN RUSSIA. Spring wheat, vegetables, and grass in the province of Tula have been so badly damaged by the recent severe weather that the position of the peasants this year, it is feared, will be very critical. They are already emigrating in large numbers to the southern provinces. In one district alone in the province of Tula 15,000 have already emigrated. Similar unfavourable news comes from the province of Kieff. the peasants of which are also emigrating southward. In the province of Samara the crops are in a deplorable condition, and harrowing accounts are given of the suffering from famine in the province of Viatka, where the peasants are literally dying of starvation. DEATHS BY DROWNING. In Rothsay Bay shortly after noon on Sunday in squally weather, three lives were lost by a boating accident. The names of the persons drowned are Alexander White, a young spirit salesman, Mary Oliphant, aged 19, and Euphemia Oliphant, aged 17, tho daughters of a Glasgow carpenter. The accident occurred about a mile from the shore. The yacht Iris sent a boat to the rescue and saved three younger members of the Oliphant family and a boy, aged 11, named Harry Shearer. It is stated that the boat was taken without the owner's permission. Alexander White and Mary Oliphant were sweethearts. The sur- vivors are recovering, but cannot explain how the accident happened. John Little, aged nine, and Michael Daniel M'Carthy aged 12, were drowned whilst bathing near Gateshead, on Saturday. WHAT CAUSES CANCER? Dr. Lambert Lack, one of the honorary surgeons to the Golden-square Throat Hospital, has made a discovery in the course of exhaustive investigations into the nature of cancer, which is certain to have very far-reaching results. The details of the dis- covery are not yet public property, but it is said that it has nothing to do with any cancer germ." The so-called cancer germ" is an ordinary harm- less germ, always present in cancer, but having nothing at all to do with the birth and growth of that disease. Dr. iLock's experiments prove that cancer is always due to a particular injury to the basement membrane of mucous membranes and allied structures. Acting on this knowledge, Dr. Lack has actually produced cancer in some of the lower animals. The experiments so far have been pronounced by a Select Committee of the Patho- logical Society to be practically conclusive. It is predicted that the discovery will prove one of the greatest of its kind in modern times, and one full of promise of relief for those who are afflicted with what is undoubtedly the most terrible and painful scourge of the human body.
i. YR WYTHNOS. 0 FRYNIAU MEIRIONYDD A MALDWYN. 0 frynian Meirionvdd a Maldwyn, Caernarvon, Brvcheiniog a Mon, Ceir gweled myrddiynau o Gymry Yn ddedwydd a 1 law en en ton— Oblegyd trysorau pob mynydd. Pob dyliryn, gwastadedd a bryn, Ar golud gynyrchir gan lafur Dcrtbynant i'r genedl pryd hyn. Cardotwyr ni welir pryd hynv, Na charpiau gamenwir yn vrisg; Troseddwyr a fegir 7an cllocli A gormcs ni fydd yn eu mysg. Y rhai fydd yn hau fydd yn medi. Ar ffrwyth hwy en hunain fwynhant; Ar cyfoeth gynyrchir gan lafur- Y rhai a'i cvnyrehant ai cant. Bydd synu mewn oesoedd i ddyfod, Wrth son am a gwarth sydd yn awr Rhvfeddir fod dynion yn gallu Dyoddcf trueni mor fawr; "Prin credir fod gweithwyr mor ynfyd A gweithio fel caethion mewn iau, I gadw segurwyr a lladron A'u hunain heb ddim i'w fwynhau. Prysurer y dyddiau dedwvddol, Pan fydilo pob gormes ar ben Cyhoedder y newydd i'r gwledydd, A bloeddied y bobloedd, amen. Alltudier y gwarth a'r trueni 011011 brcswylfanau y byd- Gafaeler yn dyn am y golud, M« Idianer y ddaear i gyd. R. J. DERFEL. Enillodd y Rhyddfrydwyr ddwy sedd yn Oldham yr wythnos ddiweddaf gyda mwyafrif mawr. Y mae y llanw yn codi yn gyflym yn erbyn y Toriaid drwy yr holl wlad. Bwriedir gwneyd tunnel rbwng y wlad hon a'r Ynys Werdd. Dywedir y byddai cyssylltu y ddwy wlad gan ffordd danforawl yn fantais fawr i'r naill a'r llall. Yn Mrawdlvs Meirionydd dydd Sadwrn rhodd- wyd William Jones, postfeistr, Aberangell, ar ei brawf am gamddefnyddio a chymeryd eiddo ereill o lythyrau yn y swyddfa, a dedfrydwyd ef i ddeng mis o garchar. Mewn rhanau helaeth o Russia y mae y werin yn marw o newin. Y mae y cnydau wedi eu llwyr ddinystrio gan y tywydd. Mewn un dalaeth yn unig y mae dros bumt'heg mil wedi gorfod gadael eu cartrefi a symud tuar deheu er cael chwilio am luniaetb. Y "mae yn llawn mor ddrwg mewn talaethau ereill. Meddylier am holl drigolion Sir Aberteifi yn gorfod symud i lawr tua Morganwg er cael tamed rbag newynu. RHEITHOR FFLIXT. Cafodd hwn un i'w wep gan y Llywodraeth. Fe fu'r creadur yn gwthio ei hen fysedd i lywodraeth yr ysgol yn Fflint, ac yn cospi plant Anghyd- ffurfwyr yn berffaith ddihawl. Awd a'r achos, yn benaf gan Mr. Herbert Lewis, ger bron yr awdur- dodau, a'r canlyniac1 fu i'r parchedig Syr dderbyn llythyr pur gas ganddynt yn dywedyd yn groyw os na roddasid y gore i'r ffwlbri hyn, na chawsid ddim arian ganddynt hwy at gvnal yr ysgoL Gorfu arnom er's canrifoedd gadw ffyliaid o Loegr ar ein traul ein hunain, and ni welsom erioed debyg i hwn. ;TE. Y mac terfysg ar hyn o bryd yn masnach y Te. Yr achos yw fod yr ailforwyr yn Ceylon ac India yn bygwth nacau y pwys ar bob cist y maent wedi arfer caniatau gogyfer a'r plwm ar te sydd ly yn colli. Y mae rhai yn darogan strike" ac y bydd yn rhaid myn'd yn ol at y ddiod fain, medd, a llaeth enwyn fel yn yr amser gynt. Ac os bydd rbaid byw heb de, efallai y [bydd yr enill yn fwy na'r golled yn y pen draw. MYFYR EMLYN. Tua'r flwyddyn 1886, pan yr oedd y Parch' Daniel Davies, Llanelli, yn weinidog yn Llanym" ddyfri, anfonodd gais at y Parch. Benjamin Thomas* Narberth, i ofyn iddo ddyfod yno i bregethu, ac un. bore daeth cerdyn gyda'r post, ac arno yr ateb can- lynol oddiwrth y diddan a'r difyr fardd,—Myfyr Emlyn. Narberth Penfro anwyl frawd Deuaf deuaf Ac os iach ac yn y cnawd Mi bregethaf, Un o lefydd tlysar byd Llanymddyfri. T T TK HTYRI'VAWY:1"" Anfonwch garden eto frawd I'm hadgofio, Dewch i'r orsaf ar eich rhawd Byddaf yno .r Hyn yw'r oil sydd gen i ddweyd Dyma'r terfyn Cofion cynhes atoch frawd Myfyr Emlyn. CYN-FRENIN MEWN PERYGL. Nos Ian diweddaf, saethodd rhyw adyn bed air saeth at Milan, brenin blaenorol Servia. Ni dderbyniodd fawr niwed, ond clwyfwyd yn ei law un a weinyddai arno. Gwr ieuanc, wyth a'r hugain oed. wnaeth yr ymgais, a daliwyd ef ar unwaith. Dyma'r. ail waith y ceisiwyd lladd Milan, Hanes anheilwng sydd i'r hen frenin. Yn 1885 cyhoeddodd ryfel yn erbyn Bulgaria, ond fe'i gorchfvgwyd yn waradwyddus, a dywedir na ddangosai "efe ddim o'r gwroldeb allesid ddisgwyl oddiwrtho ar faes y frwydr. Tair blynedd yn ddiweddarach gwnaeth i'r swyddog ddiddymu ei briodas a'r frenines brydfertb Natalie. Y flwyddyn ganlynol fe adawodd ei orsedd, a gosodwyd ei fab Alexander yn ei le. Boddlonodd fyw allan o'r wlad, ond dychwelodd i Belgrade yn 1894. Codw'yd ei flwydd-dal i 12,000. Er ys blynyddoedd bellach, digon helbulus y mae hi wedi bod arno mewn ystyr arianol, a hyny oherwydd ei fywyd afrad yn Paris a manau eraill yn ystod tymor ei neiUduaeth. DARGANFYDDIAD GWERTHFAWR. Ar ol vmchwiliad manwl i natur yr hen elyn sydd wedi achosi cynifero farwolaethau yn ein gwlad, sef y cancr neu'r ddafaden wyllt. mae Dr. Lambert Lack, rneddyg yn Ysbytty Gwddf Golden Square, Llundain, wedi cael allan nad oes a fyno'r cancer germ" a'r drwg, naill a'i mewn rhoddi evehwyniad neu mewn peri cynydd yn yr afiechyd. Dengys y meddyg fod y cancr i'w briodoli bob amser i ryw niwed a dderbynir gan ranau arbenig o'r cyfansoddiad, y rhai a nodir ganddo. Nid yw'r ymchwiliadau eto ond mewn ystad lied elfenol, ond mor bell ag y maent wedi myned edrychir arnynt aan yr awdurdodau yn derfynol. Fe brawf y daiganfyddiad hwn yn un o'r pwysicaf wnaed er ys llawer blwyddyn, ac yn un llawn o obaith i'r rhai drallodir gan y ffrewyll ofnadwy a phoenus hon. Y BRIFYSGOL. Mae ein Tywvsog ni wedi danfon llythyr at. awdurrlodau y Brifysgol i ddatgan ei lawenydd wrth ei gweled yn myned rhagddi mor ardderchog. Mae'r Tywysog a'i fab, Dug Efrog, yn gyfeillion trwyadl i'r Brifysgol, ac nid oes ond ychydig iawn yn gwybod mor barod ydynt i roddi pob cymorth a allant iddi, a cbymorth sylweddol hefyd. Pan y bydd arni eisieu pres gan y Llywodraeth, nid oes ond eisieu crybwyll am hyny wrth y Tywysog, ac fe aiff ati ar unwaith i wneuthur llygad bach ar y gwr 8ydd yn eistedd ar gauad y coffor pres. 11 Titw, Titw, a laddodd y gath," meddai hen ddiareb, ond mae ein Tywysog ni yn cil-agor drws yllaethdy. Hir oes iddo! SIANI FLEWOG A'R UDGYRN. Mae gryn lawer o son wedi bod yn ddiweddar am ddarganfyddiad a all fod yn bwysig i amaethwyr. Dywcdir fod seindorf yn canu tan goed afalau yn yr Amerig, ac i'r llindys oedd yn torlusgo hyd y dail gwympo yn gelain gegoer ar y ddaear. Er gweled llawer cyfeiriad at y ffaith hynod yn newyddiaduron Lloegr, nid oes un prawf wedi ei gofnodi yr ochr yma i for y Werydd. Fe fu ysgrif- enydd y llinellau hyn gyda chyfaill o lysieuwr yn arogldarthu tan frig coeden, ac yn ymgomio am y peth, ac wrth ganlyn hynt y mwg drwy'r dail, gwelwyd hen globen gref o Siani Flewog yn camu ac yn sythu ei ffordd ymlaen ar un o'r dail. Cod- wvd 14 Hobi Deri Dando ar unwaith gan y ddau Gymro, ac er iddynt floeddio Sian fwyn, Sian hyny fedrai cvrn ei gvddfau, ni ddangosodd Sian yr arwydd leiaf ei bod hi ar fin ymidael a'r fuchedd h°Penderfynwyd yn unfrydol nas gellir rhoddi coel ar bob hanes a ddaw o'r Amerig. YR ARDDANGOSFA GYMREIG. Mae'r gwelivddion a'r crefftwyr ere ill yn ngwa- hanol gyrau Siroedd Aberteifi a Chaerfyrddin yn dechreu ystyried yn ddygn pa nwyddau a ddan- fonant i'r Arddangosfa sydd i fod yn Aberystwyth mis Medi. Mae eisiau i'r Sais wybod fod gwaitb Haw y Cvmro llawn cystal a'i waith ef, a pheth gonestach ond odid. Mae cydmaru Llandyssul a Manceinion yn un a phwyso rliaff gywarcb yn erbyn rhaff wair- Tipyn ar ol ydym yn nifer naddwyr coed. Mae genym rai gwychion iawn, ac yr ydym yn gobeithio gweled twysged o honynt yma, Mae yna hen gloc wyth yn y Coleg, a gwaitli naddu prydferth arno, ond mae'r crefftwr weui ei briddo er's clau gan mlynecld. Yn sicr fe ddylai fod cystal heddyw, ac fe fydd cyfleu da iddynt j ddyfod ger bron y rhai a ail werthfawrogi pryd- | ferthweh gwaith cun a chyllell. 8 YR YSBRYD MILWROL. Llanwyd y wlad a syndod yn hytrach na braw gan y nevrydd fed y Llywodraeth yn bwriadu gwneyd gwasanaeth yn y fyddin yn orfodol, trwy fesnr'a am y tro cyntaf yn Nby yr Arglwvddi dydd Gwener. Y mae yr vsbrvd mil- Wrcl yn difa cenedloedd v Cyfar.dir fel pla tragvvyddol; acy mae y ffaith fod gorfodaeth mewn grvni yn mhrif dcyrnasoedd Ewrop yn cyfrif i raddau holaetli am yr aflonyddweh sydd yn eu blino yn barhaus. Oes fer fydd i'r VvTeinyddiaeth a feiddia ddwyn y gyfundrefn orfodol i'r wlad hon. Dywedodd Arglwydd Landsdowne, y Gweinidog Eln-fd, raai da oedd adgofio bobl y wlad hon o'u rhwymau. ac fod ein cyfundrefn filwrol yn dibynu ar orfodactli pan elai i'r eithaf, ac nid oedd y ffaith fed v gvfraith ddim yn cael ei rhoddi mewn gweith- rediad flwyddyn ar ol blwyddyn yn newid y mater o gwbl. Bydd i'r Senedd benderfynu pa nifer o ddynion fyddai yn eisieu, yna rhoddai Arglwydd Raglaw pob Sir y gyfraith mewn gweitbrediad; darperid vr enwan yn mlaenllaw gan arolygwyr (over- seers) bob plwyf. Byddai pob gwr rhwng deunaw a phymtheg ar hugain oed yn gorfod gwasanaetbu. Gofynid hwy yn v drefn ganlynol. Yn gyntaf gwyr dibriod dios ddeunaw ac heb fod dros bump ar hugain; yn ail, gwyr priod dros ddeunaw ac heb fod dros ddeg ar hugain, gyda gwraig yn fyw, ond heb blant; yn drydydd, pob gwr sydd yn agored i'r ballot ac heb fod Y11 dyfod o dan un o'r ddau ddos- barth blaenorol. Ni ofvnir i'r rhai canlvnol i wasanaethu—Aelodau Seneddol, Gwirfoddolwyr, Swyddogion yn ngwasanaeth ei Mawrhydi, hedd- geidwaid, mo^wyr, clerigwvr, gweinidogion, a meddygon, ]fi chaniateid i neb wasanaethu yn lie y llall; ae ni oddefid i neb osgoi gwasanaeth drwy ddirwy neu benyd.
CEINEWYDD. YMWELWYR.-Mae adeg y gwyliau wrth y drws, mae y colegau wedi tori i fynn. ac y mac plant y Ceivn llamuadref iyfedoawelon iachusglan y mor. Gwelir yma hefyd lawer o ddieithriaid, rhai wedi dod o'r brif ddinas, ac o fanau mwy dinod,a lluaws o'r wlad. Mae llawer o weinidogion a pregethwyr wedi cymeryd mantais ar y tywydd braf yma, i gyfeirio ei camrau tua'r Cei; yn ei plith gwelir Watcyn Wjm, mae ef a'i deulu yma, bwriadant aros hefyd am dymhor hir. CLWB Y MARCHOGWYR.—Enw newydd yn Sir Aberteifi ydyw hwn, ond er hyny y mae yn bod. Y mae clwb o'r fath yma yn perthyn i'r Cei. Dydd Mercher diweddaf daeth yn nghyd yn nghanol y dref yma er cychwyn am daith i Bane Shon Cwilt i gynal cywestach yno, trodd y dydd allan yn ffafriol a chafwyd Shon gartref mwynhawyd y wledd gyda'r clwb yn y modd goreu. DARI.ITH.— Nos Fawrth diweddaf traddododd Cynfelin ei ddarlith ar "Byiutheg ndynedd oddi cartref" yn Nhapel y Towyn. Y cadeirvdd oedd y Parch J. Jenkins. Cafwyd gwledd or fath oreu. Mae Cynfelin yn nsyn'd yn enwog, nid oes nemawr wythnos yn myned heibio nad yw yn darlithio o fewn y Sir. Dywedodd ymadroddion ardderchog yn y ddarlith hon. Medr hefyd gadw yn effro y cysgadur pcnaf, trwy gyplo ffraethebion, gyda ymadroddion sydd yn agoriad llygaid i'r Cymro. Edrychodd ar y teithiwr oedd yn ddar- lunio o wahanol gyfeiriadt u Dyn yn ymserchn yn ei gartref, amgylchoedd cartref yn cael ei har- graffu ar feddwl dyn, ac y mae cartre yn dod gyda y dyn i bob man, a thrwy hyny y mae yn bwysig i'r dyn ieuanc beth yw dylanwad y cartref arno. Mae yn bwysig iawn fath yw y cymmeriadau y mae y dyn ieuanc yn cael ei godi i fynu yn ei plith." Dy- wedodd am dano ei hun yn sefyll yn nghanol creigiau yn America, gan adrodd wrtbo ei hun, y geiriau hyny, Jesus, lover of my soul," a chyda hyny y mae yr adsain yn y creigian yn adrodd yr un peth un ar ol y llall. Felly am y cymeriadau, y mae meddwl yn adsain meddwl, a dyn yn cario y rhai hyny gydag ef. Dywedodd am Sir Aberteifi fel ysgol i fagu a dysgu dynion i fyned allan i'r byd, magu dynion i roddi Surf ar gym- deithas mewn gwledydd eraill. Annogai bawb i ddysgu ieitlioedd dynion byw fel y gallont dros- glwyddo gogoniant y Cymru i bob man y byddont yn myn'd. Gyda rhyw ragymadrodd fel yna cym- erodd fachgen ieuanc, 15eg oed, er darlunio ei fywyd. Bachgen ieuanc amddifad, wedi dod allan i'r byd i wneyd cyfeillion, ac ar ol ychydig o flyn- yddoedd yn gadael gwlad ei enedigaeth am America. Wrth ffarwelio sybrydodd yr awen ryw- beth tebyg i hyn :— Ffarwel fy ngwlad, fy anwyl wlad, Mae'n nghalon yn dy garu; A thra bo nefoedd uwch fy mhen Angbofia'i byth mo Cymru. Dywedodd mai prif bwynt yr lanci oedd gwneyd cenedl fawr i lywodraethn y ddaear, dadblygu adnoddau y wlad, a thynu i lawr ganolfur y gwa- haniaeth sydd yn bodoli rhwi^c ,(uwy av^r'1 Ar ol bod vn vr ur> yr oedd yr eiw yn myn'd at gronfa yr Ysgol Rammadegol yn y lie.
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