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Reputation.

Dawn and Dark.

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. Our Year of Life.

■■■■1■.■ The Mystery of Thought.

♦ Striking Contrivances.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY.

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Our Lady's Mill and the Demolished…

THE PAN-CELTIC MOVE-1 MENT.…

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THE PAN-CELTIC MOVE-1 MENT. The impetus given to the Pan-Celtic movement I in Cardiff last week will, it is hoped, infuse seme j life into the hitherto .sluggish attitude of Wales j towards it. Der Keltismus as Dr. Zimmer I it, should be taken out of the region mere Barrlæ Ij ceremony and participated in with an intelligent II interest, and with a practical aim, namely to joi« with the four sister nations in preserving, exploiting,, and perpetuating our common Celtic heritages of i language, customs and, in some measure, race. The conception is a noble one, and its- potentialities are great. Its realization rests with. I the intelligence of its leaders, and the active sup- port of their followers. As far as we are able to judge, Wales is repre* port of their followers. As far as we are able to judge, Wales is repre* sented by sundry members of the Gorsedd. No-, doubt their services have a value, for the specta- I cular is always dear to the Celtic heart, but if |' Wales is to be represented by men fit to hold their own with the distinguished and cultured repre- sentatives of Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and I Brittany, the co-operation of her best and ablest is absolutely necessary. We do not seek to cast aspersions on the mental calibre of the Bards as a class, but we venture to think that their gifts fit them more for Eisteddfodic competitions than for the conduct of an organization, the very life of which depends on qualities akin to statesmanship and on leaders who can claim a sturdy following. The Bards are woefully destitute of influence out- side of their own circle, and they are the least likely of all to rouse the country to take an interest in the Pan-Kelt ismus. If Cymru Fydd (Young Wales) is to be en- listed, we look to the leader and originator of the movement, Professor Owen M. Edwards, as its the fittest representative. If he fails to fire the imagination of his countrymen, Pan Keltismus, so far as Wales is, concerned will never outgrow the merely sl)ectaeiiiar.. We feel that under the leadership of Professor Edwards, something might be accosipliahed, arad we know that his counsel wouid be valued by the Gaelic and Breton leaders, even as we know thwt the splendid eloquence of Dr. Douglas Hyde would-find a quick response in our own country.. There is no need; to nans* any colleagues to j Professor Edwards, that we might suggest; we have an abundance erf, distinguished men of letters j and capable administrators, axik-I we can find a few i men who ean converse with'the Irish Gael in his | own: tongue: The eidisting of their sympathies is | easy once we have a leader to approach them. 9 The question, of the language co be adopted by 1 'the Pan Keltismus is skknotty ose. We see that || Ibish Gaelic-has been-ariopt-od by the Council, and j considering; that? the scheme itself emanated from | Ik-eland, the choice is perhaps natural. But for all J practical gunpose, English mutvt be tbe common | language of the combined conferences-. This may | be galling to some perfanv-id'Celc?, but it is not to | 'be -expect eel'that Welshmen, generality, can acquire j a. sufficient! knowledge of Gaelic,. assuredly the J most difficult language ih'Europe;,foE practical use. | We liopa-that the Csmncil of the: Paa Keltismus | will-keep invtouch with. Wales by supplying ber I press with-i every news- of its progress,, and we J sincerely liope that tlie information will be con- I veved in wther of the languages unctess-tood by J Welsh Editors. I

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LLEDROD.

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