A HORRIBLE CARNAGE. THE gruesome deed which has been wrought in Thibet in the name of the British people, but without their authority or assent, is of a nature which beggars description. It is no more to be dignified by the name of a battle than is the disgusting work of a shambles. The accounts which have been given in the papers of this bloody deed make the most painful reading and later reports only serve to deepen the horror and the shame of it. Would that it could be blotted out from history! It has inflicted an indelible stain upon British arms, and a sense of its guilt should enter like iron into the soul of the British people. Three hun- dred innocent and inoffensive men have been butchered in cold blood. Three hun- dred mountain, homes are desolate, and GOD only knows how many widows and orphans cuise the British flag. And for what? Why has this shameful thing taken place? The Thibetans are a peace-loving people, and they have given no cause of offence. Alone among nations, they maintain no armaments; and all they ask is to be let alone. Their crime is that they refuse to open their doors to what we are pleased to term European civilisation. For ten years Anglo-Indian diplomacy has been trying to open up Thibet as a market for Indian tea and Bradford woollen goods. To that end the Indian Government has pressed for per- mission for British merchants to travel freely throughout Thibet. This demand has consistently been refused. Failing that, the Indian Government pressed for the opening up of one town inside the Thibetan frontier as a Free Mart. After negotiations this was conceded, and Yatung was declared a Free Mart." But it was quite another thing to find customers. Thibetan traders would not come near the Free Mart." The Indian Government then pressed for another mart further into the interior of Thibet. To this demand the Thibetans have offered a steady policy of "passive resistance." Hence the present expedition. The Thibetans not unnaturally resented this unprovoked invasion of their country. And that they are a peace-loving and non- aggressive people is proved by the fact that all the efforts which they have made to induce this invading force to turn back have been by persuasion and remonstrance. On Thursday a Thibetan leader, accompanied by about 1,500 followers, made another attempt to secure the withdrawal of the British force from their country. Colonel YOUNGHUSBAND refused. But more than that, he surrounded the Thibetans, and pro- ceeded to disarm them by force. The only arms of the Thibetans were stones, swords, and antiquated firearms-matchlocks for the most part. We are told that their leaders bad the insolence to encourage the men to resist" disarmament. Some stones were thrown, a pistol was discharged. Then a horrible scene of carnage commenced. The defenceless Thibetans were hemmed in on every side. In Colonel YOUNGHUSBAND'S own words, They were surrounded to such a degree that our men were pointing their i-ifies into the camp over the wall." The nature of the business is shown by the list of casualties on either side. On our side they amounted to one newspaper corres- pondent severely wounded and one officer and seven men slightly wounded. On the Tbibetan side they amounted to "300 or more killed, and many wounded and prisoners." Little wonder that the news of this revolting carnage has altered and sobered the tone of the Government Press. The Telegraph, though still exulting in the expedition, can only say It was not a battle, but a battue"; and the Standard confesses that." In such an affair there was no glory to be won." Let us hope that those responsible for the expedition which has led to this terrible affair will be brought to justice and punishment.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. db During the past six months 874 tramps were admitted into the Lampeter Workhouse This is a record number, showing an increase of 300 over the previous six months. -11- A large number of people visited the Coast during Easter week, and the first Bank holiday of the year was ushered in with beautiful Spring weather. (I The news that Major Pryce Lewes has been returned unopposed to represent Cilcenin on the County Council has given rise to much indignation in that district; and some letters on the subject will be found iii our corres- pondence column. -11- We regret to announce the death of Miss Frances Power Cobbe which took place sud- denly on Tuesday morning, at her residence at Hengwit. Dolgelly, at the advanced age of 81 years Miss Cobbe was a well-known authoress, and was one of the champions of the anti-vivisection movement. -¡¡- The Manchester Medical Officer of Health recently gave an interesting lecture on the feeding of children. Milk should, he said, be given to children without fail to the end of the third year, and, if possible, up to the age of six. Meals should be regular, varied. and plain. He expressed the opinion that tasty, expensive dishes had done much to bring about the inferior physique now so common among town dwellers.. Provided the town child was properly fed and cared for, he was of opinion that its phisique would be almost as good as that of the country child. An- other important point, is that care of the teeth should be rigorously looked after. Leeds a week or two ago (says" Municipal Journal") decided to embark on the en- lightened policy of more careful discrimina- tion in out-relief, and the King's Norton Board has this week determined to do like- wise. A scheme is to be prepared for the classification of deseirving persons over sixty-five years of age in receipt of out-door j relief, and to each person placed in the classified list a weekly sum of not exceeding 4s. is to be granted. instead of 3s. as now. These and a number of other recommenda- tions are those of a sub-committee which recently went to the Bradford Union to study. The Welsh National Conference, repre- sentative of County Councils, Borough Councils, and educational authorities, held at Llandrindod Wells on Tuesday passed re- solutions reaffirming the protest of the na- tion against the Education Act, pledging it- self to resist every effort to compel the Welsh Councils to become inistrumentr. for the enforcement of oppressive demanda, accepting no solution unless accompanied by popular control, no religious tests, no right of entry in school hours, and the forbidding of the teaching staff to give sectarian teaching. -(1- Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the discussions at the Coniference was the marked disinclination to go back to the terms which Mr. Lloyd-George and others were at one time willing to accept with a view to peace, and the decision now that those terms had been rejected, to make the ele- mentary schools systein of Wales, like the higher and intermediate stages, entirely free from the denominational element. The attitude of the Confernece is set forth in a series of resolutions,, which state the objec- tions to the present Act, the conditions on which the councils are prepared to make peace, and their determination to fight at all costs for the principle of public control. The work of the county councils for the future, in the words off Mr. Lloyd-George, will be to drive the clergy from their en- trenched positions. -rr- Mr. Lloyd-George ridiculed the idea that there was a danger of Wales becoming a nation. of law breakers. But there was, said he, a danger which Wales, like every law- abiding nation, had to face—the danger that it would become so docile that it would bend without protest to an Act forced upon it against its will, which outraged the dearest sentiments of the mass of the people. The nation which was so poor- spirited that it would do this had no future of honourable service for humanity. He believed that Wales had a great future, and he refused to believe that Wales would submit without making the strongest protest in its power, and without using every constitutional means at its disposal to put an end to the Act and to frustrate its operation until that deter- mination was arrived at. -11- During the last few months the gamble of the American Cotton King, says Tk-Day," has brought thousands in Lancashire to the brink of starvation, has ruined thousands of happy homes, and spread disaster and misery broadcast. Sully is "smiling" and confident of the future," it is said. It is strange that a human society, which pro- tects itself stringently against petty pecula- tion, and will visit the starving man who steals a loaf of bread with a severe term of imprisonment, yet allows the man who gambles "spailingly" and "confidently" with the lives and happiness of the needy many, to walk abroad free and unfettered. We wonder if the mam Sully would be so "smiling" and so con-fident could be see in a mental vision the effect of his work in Lancashire?
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LAMPETER PETTY SESSIONS. (To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette.") Sir,-I hope your Lampeter Correspondent will carry out the excellent suggestion made to him of publishing the names of those young women who crowd into the local police Court to hear cases of bastardy, etc. It is pitiful and shocking enough to find young women in the Court as plaintiffs in such cases, but it is nothing lees than revolting to find that their sisters find enjoyment in the hearing of these disgusting cases. Have t i^n^ns ™men Lampeter no better way or killing time, no other means of amuse- ment, no sense of self-respect ? By all means let their names and addressee be published and perhaps it will end the disgraceful de- grading sight. Yours truly, CYMRO. THE OBSERVANCE OF EASTER. (To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette.") The Vicar of Cardigan deserves the thanks of all lovers of their Country and of religion for his temperate and timely protest against the way in which the greatest of Christian Anniversaries is now) observed in + efi i anc* afi. a Nonconformist I wish to thank him heartily. As a mere matter of policy I cannot but regret that our re- ligious leaders do not take advantage of this solemn occasion to try and impress on young and old the great principle which is at the very heart of the Christian and every other religion. Moreover, though there is no distinct Commandent regarding Easter yet I think that the principles which apply to the Sabbath apply both to Christmas and to Easter: At any rate I am confident that if these days were utilised for preaching services; catechising Schools, singing festiv- als it would be mcvrft in harmony with the spirit of the day than when they are used for tea meetings, Competitive) Meetings, Concerts, etc., etc. Yours very faithfully. PURITAN. CARDIGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. THE REPRESENTATION OF CILCENIN. SIR. For downright sickening sycophantry commend us to the Scribe who plays the role of Shon-bob-ochr at Aberayron. If Major Pt-yce Lewes is the gallant gentleman his henchman in the press would have us believe he is, he will not for a mcmenfc think of claiming the seat for Cil- cenin on the County Council This Scribe who, when he wants the support of the Liberals himself and beats the party drum for all it is worth, now says that "all kind and classes of people are willing that he (Major PtyceLewes) should be pre- sented with a Liberal seat Was there ever great- er humbug and insolence ? This Scribe is an alien to Cilcenin, and the affairs of the district are foreign to him. And who by the way, has cem- missioned him to speak such fulsome flattery on behalf of all kind and classes of people." It is not the fact that the other candidates "all with- drew in favour of Major Lewes." Did Mr Evan Felix, Crug-garn withdraw ? What was the mean- ing of the hurrying and scurrying to see this can- didate on the Monday morning after ? We solemn- ly appeal to the Liberals of the county to help us to get this matter threshed out to the bitter end. Let justice be done, even if the heavens were to fall.-Fairplay. ETHOLIAD CYNGOR SIROL, RHAJSBARTH CILCENIN. SYR. Wrth ddarllen nodion o Aberayron mewn papur am Ebrill y laf, gwelais fod Major Pryce Lewes, Tyglyn-Aeron wedi ei ddewis yn ddi- wrthwynebiad, a bod pob math o bobol yn cytyno ac yn foddlon iddo gael cynrychioli y sedd Rydd- frydol, ac fod yna dri. boneddwr wedi tynu 'nol yn ffafr Major Pryce Lewes, sef Mr T.. A. Lloyd, Adsolwen Ml J'M Jones, Penwern, a Mr E Felix, Crugarn. Ond; dyma lythyr Mr Evan Felix i Gad- eirydd y Gymdeithas Ryddfrydol air yn air fel yr ysgrifenwyd ef,.ac yna barned y darllenydd drosto ei hun am yr byn a ddywed y gobebwr o Aber- ayron Crug-garn, Mawrth 28ain, 19Q4. Dear Rees.-I am very sorry for the rumour that is out that I have withdrawn to contest in the forth- coming election for County Councillor for the Cilcenin District. It was 5,.30 o'clock p m., the 26th inst, when I arrived at Crug-garn from the South, so you can see that I had no hand what-, ever in cancelling the nomination paper. Nor did I authorize any other person to do it,.if it has been done. I am, yours truly, Evan Felix." Os oedd y cyfan yn iawn fel y myn awdwr y nodion o Aber- ayron i ni gredu paham yr oedd gwylltio a gyru at Mr Evan Felix bore LInn ? ac at bwy yr anfonodd Mr Evan Felix am eglurhad fod- ei enw wedi cael ei dynu allan. Bellach does dim ond ymladd yr helynt allan. Profa Mr B C Jones iddo gael notice wedi ei signo gan Mr Evan Felix, a dyma Mr Evan Felix yn profi,na awdurdododd efe neb. Bydd cyfar- fod o'r blaid Ryddfrydol yn Ysgcldy y Bwrdd, Cross Inn, nos Sadwrn nesaf am 7, er ystyried yr hall achos.-RHYDDFRYDWR.
DEVIL'S BKIDGE. -If- Easter Eisteddfod. The second annual eisteddfod in connection ^2 St Iago and Eglwys Newydd Chur- ches was held in a spacious Pavilion on Tues- P 5th" Tlie weather wa* threading /L T* morning; AN4' continued so throughout the day. but the rain. fortunately, kept away, ihis no doubt influenced the attendance to a. certain extent, although there were good assemblies, especially in. the evening, when, the marquee was comfortably filled. The atternoon meeting was announced to com- mence at 1 o'clock, but unforeseen circum- stances necessitated an adjournment till Mr Waddingham, Hafod, presided and in the course of his address, made references to the object of the eisteddfod that day viz: To procure funds for the erection of a Public flail for the use of the villagers. Mr Wadd- ingham emphasised the need for such a hall by remarking that persons went- to a public house to stay and to drink, not so. much to drink as to be in an assembly of kindrert KWith his USUal fiSneSsity" Mr Waddingham announced that he would sub- Mr' i,day hal1 was started and. Jb7ecr TbSg ffim f10 ^Wards the Sai«e f? If office of conductor was vested in Rev. Charles Evans, Ysbytty Cynfyn who- delighted the audience with a flow oi witty salhes. The adjudicators were: music, Rev AT and Doefcry Rev. Isathaniel Thomas (Marlais); recitations, Mr D R. Jones, C M. Ysbytty Ystwyth. The following is a list of the awards:—solo for girls under 14, four competitors 1 Miss M M. Jenkins, Pen yr Arch. 2Miss M. C. Jones- pair of candle sticks, 1 "Hobby"; solo for boys under 14. ten competitors, 1 Mr D J. Lewis, Penyparke, 2 Mr D. M. Davies DeviFfi irsndge; tenor solo, four competitors, 1 Mr f^van Lewis, Capel Curie: englyn Enw ten competitors, Mr J. Milwyn Phillips. TOT, rxr-'ir 'ieP^frds crock, seven competitors Mr William Mason. Devil's Bridge; soprano wn?' u competitors, Miss Elizabeth ii.1119, Aberystwyth; essay, The ori'ain of' wylnosau and the need Jor abolishing them prize divided between "Amryfus," Mr Rich- ards, C.M., Devil's Bride, and Myrfin," who* did not respond; verses, Mountains in the hght of the stare," 1 Mr T. Cennech Davies Ton, Ystrad; quartet, "National Anthem" for children, Goginan party; juvenile choir competition, great interest was taken in this competition, three choirs took part Ponfc- rhydygroes, Madoc and Goginan' United, | Mynach. The adjudicator awarding- the prize to Pontrhydygroes, led by Mr M. fSfL The usual vote of thanks accorded to Mr Waddingham for presiding and for his munificence, terminated the meeting. EVENING MEETING. The evening meetingcommenced at 6 o'clock.Mr Gammon, president for the evening being unavoid ably absent. the office of chairman was dispensed' with. The Pavilion was filled by an orderly and at- tentive audience. The results of the competitions were as follows :—baritone solo, seven competed Mr Josiah Mason, Ystumtuen pair of stockings' Mrs Jones. Bwlchgwair, Ysbytty Cynfyn impro. mptu quaifett, Miss Laura Williams, and friends octette, four parties competed, Mr T M Jones, Aberystwyth and party; photo frames, W Powell, Iroedyrhiw Fawr, Cwmrheidol male voice party competition, Soldier's Chorus,' two parties. City Boys, led by Tom Phillips, Penparkc; duett, \('de,,len ary Hi," fo»r p-tr!ies, Messrs Lewis anrt Jenkins, Aberystwyin recitation, Glyndwr's Address. This evoked great enthusiasm, the com- petitors without exception, reciting the piece with vigour and in splendid spirit. The adjudicator in his adjudication, remarked that there was not enough fire in several of the competitors. He awarded the prize, amid cheering, to Mr Jack James, Penparke. Mr Jones then favoured the audience with a rendering of the piece in.toagnin- cent style. Chief choral,"Cyfod uchel Lef," (D. J. De Lloyd). This competition produced a spirited contest between two choirs-Aberystwyth, led by Mr Arthur Jenkins, and Goginan. The fact that the Aberystwyth choir had been victorious at Gog- ipan at the expense of Goginan, naturally intensi- fied the keen spirit of rivalry which previously ex- isted. The adjudicator awarded the prize to Aber- ystwyth amid acclamations, remarking that they had sung it as an anthem, although the Goginan choir had given an exceedingly fine rendering which, unfor nn de!y for ihem, was too much like a. glee. The usual vole of thanks terminated the meeting. We understand that the eisteddfod, from a financial point of view, was a gratifying success.
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THE WELSH NATIONAL AGRI- CULTURAL SOCIETY. THE Welsh National Agricultural Society has done some good, even in its infancy. It has, for instance, instilled quite a new life into the dry bones pf the United Coun- ties Society. At its meeting on Saturday this society devoted almost the whole of its time to a discussion on the new Welsh National Society. It is clear from the reports of the meeting that the members could not conceal their fears as to the pro- gress of the new organisation. In fact, the vigorous and active opposition determined upon is the best possible tribute that could be paid to the strength of the new Society, whose popularity is growing apace through- out the Principality generally. The new Society has come to stay, and its promoters can well afford to ignore the attempt now being made at Carmarthen by a petulant opposition to create a spirit of dissension. This opposition is evidently begotten of a passion worthy only of a pouting schoolboy, who will not only do no good himself, but will take a keen delight in preventing others from doing so. The members of the United Counties Society admit that the principles of the new Society are good, but what they object to is that they have not been con- sulted in its formation. If this be the only ground for opposition, it is incredible that any body of men like the members of the United Counties Society should allow their vanity to over-ride their interests in the welfare of agriculture. Why, we should like to know, should a section of the mem- bers of the United Counties Society assume a nostne attitude while other and much older societies lend their patronage and support to the new movement? If it be wrong to have started the new National Society without having consulted existing local societies, is it not equally wrong on the part of the United Counties Society to have initiated the opposition without consulting other societies ? The United Counties Society is by no means the oldest nor the most flourishing in the Principality, and why, we woader, should it arrogate to itself the lead in this matter ? What right has it to presume to speak on behalf of other societies ? The Welsh National Society has been established on a broad basis, and is far more representative of Wales as a whole than the United Counties Society is of the three shires which it is supposed to cover. Why, by the way, are all the meetings and exhibitions of the United Counties Society held at Carmarthen? Why are Cardigan- shire and Pembrokeshire ignored, and why is the show not held in turns at Aber- ystwyth, Lampeter, or Cardigan; or at Haver- fordwest, Narberth, or Pembroke ? It was stated at the meeting of the United Counties Society that the Welsh National Society had been "started to exploit Aberystwyth. But nothing could be further from the truth than such a statement as this, which we charitably presume is entirely due to ignor- ance of the facts. The people of Aber- ystwyth have had no voice whatever in the formation of the new Society, and anyone who would take the trouble to peruse the list of promoters and officials could verify this. It was also said that the new Society did not fairly represent the agricultural' interests of Wales. One speaker went so far as to say that no leading landowner in South Wales had joined the new association. To controvert this it will suffice to say that such great landowners and eminent agricul- turists as Lord TREDEGAR, Col. WYNDHAM- QUIN (heir of the Dunraven estates), and Sir HENRY FLETCHER, Bart., M.P., from South Wales, and Lord Powis, Mr. R. M. GREAVES (the Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire), and Mr. J. MARSHALL DUGDALE from North Wales are among the most prominent sup- porters of the new National Society. In short, the opposition to the National Society resolves itself into that petty jealousy which has been the curse of so many a good cause in Wales. In fact, Mr. MORGAN-RICHARD- SON, the president of the United Counties Society, let the cat out of the bag at the Carmarthen meeting on Saturday. He said- After all, the matter might have come upon the United Counties Society for their own benefit, as it would bestir them to make their show even better than it bad been in the past, and it might rouse the town of Carmarthen to its respon- sibilities, as it was now a case of Carmarthen against Aberystwyth as an agricultural centre. If they got improved railway facilities, and if the members stood true to their own society, he had then no fear of the future, and what they had dreamt would do them harm would do them good. Carmarthen against Aberystwyth as an agricultural centre Here, in a nut- shell, is the kernel of the whole opposition. What is this other than local jealousy ? From this it is very probable that if it had been decided to hold the first show of the National Society at some town further away from Carmarthen than Aberystwyth is, nothing would have been heard of this selfish opposition.
GOLF. EASTER TOURNAMENT. The Easter Tournament of the Borth and Ynys- las Golf Club was finished on Tuesday. The fol- lowing were the scores— BORTH CHALLENGE CUP: ""Professor Edwards (9) 84. 79 163 fA Cecil Wright (10) 84 84 168 Captain Genth (9) 86 85 171 J. S. Genth (16) 89 83 172 H. Milligan (12) 92 81 173 A, C. Wright (junior), (12) 95. 81 176 H. Pollock (14) 82 97 179 J. H. Makinson (16) 95 84 179 T. H. Saunders (13) 91 91 182 E.F.B.Witts(I2) 95 92 187 J. B. Baker (12) 92 102 194 T. M. Charlson (14) 102 105 207 *Winner of Cup and Gold Memento. fWinner of Second Prize. CLUB MEDAL. A. C. Wright 95 10 85 H., Milligan 100 14 86 T. M. Charlson 107 20 87 A. C. Wright (junior) 102 12 90 F. L. Genth 101 9 92 FOURSOMES, Tuesday, April 5th. Baker and Witts 92 12 80 Saunders and Long 100 11 88 Markinson and Milligan 105 14 91 Edwards and F. L, Genth 100 8 92 Wright and James 104 91 944. Charlson and J. S. Genth 112 17 109
TALYBONT. Preaching Services.—The meetings at the Welsh Independent Chapel were devoted on Sunday last to holi'r pwnc." The children and adults were catechised in those portions of Scripture which had been set for study during the past year by the Rev. T. Davies, Rhydybont, Llanybyther. On Tuesday evening and Wednesday the annual preach- ing meetings were held, and all the services were largely attended. Powerful sermons were) delivered by the Reval. Ben Evans, Barry; W. J. Nicholson, Portmadoc; and i. Davies, Rhydybont. Annual Meetings.-The Baptists held their annual meetings at the Tabernacle on Good Friday, the services were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Jones, Talywern. The preachers were the Rev. M. T. Rees, Mein- cian, Carmarthen, and the Rev. W. A. Wil- liams, Blaengarw, Glamorganshire. The services were as follows:—Thursday night at 7 p.m., the service was commenced by the Rev. W. H. Jones. Talywern, and the Revs. M. T. Rees and W. A. Williams preached. Friday morning at 10, the Rev. M. T. Rees commenced, and the Rev. W. A. Williams preached. 2 p.m., Mr. E. J. Owen (A), Alltgoch, commenced, and the Rev. M. T Rees preached. At 6 p.m. Mr J Gomer James Bala College, commenced, and the Revs, W. A. Williams and M. T. Rees preached. A CO,MC?E!JITI^E On Saturday, April 2nd the B.W.T.A., competitive meet- as held under the presidency of Mr. J. I Morgan J.P., Maesnewydd. The musi- w$re Messrs. R. T. Griffiths, he Mill, and D. Jones, C. M., Rock House, ihe adjudicators on the recitation, etc were Messrs. William Davies, Penlon and Jones, Minffordd. Miss 'Anna Edwards was the secretary. Appended is a list of awards:—Ear test, D. Howell Jones, golden Key; impromptu quartette, Mr. lhomas Evans, Penpompren Farm, and I party; solo, under 10 yeare of age, 1, Lizzie 1 i,} Jjllen Davies, Lerry View • 9 divfr7 ed between John Richards and Arthur Her bert Jenkins, Talybont; duett undL lg Arthur Hgh PT'T James Jenkins and Arthur Herbert Jenkins, Talybont; address row R^'a?iT" Jame!s Pie*"ce Evans P^! 14 ht recitation, children under &uMaggle PttUips, Ll^ynglas recitSoT es, Lei ry View; 2 Muriel Eleanor Edward* eSC°n; Ietter' J- Griffiths, Penyl Evan Sh ° T»r 5 readinS at first sight, n -rugh laliesin; impromptu SDeech Thomas Jones, Goats Bridge; the quSt TWKrefadTa ,needle (24 competed) l Artlmr Herbert Jenkins, Talybont describing Z object at sight, 1 D. Howell Jone^ Goldefi Cffiid Duw Dartv Th '• Ted JT™> Emporium and SfhaL, » fl„Sinf5g of "Hen Wlad fy hadaU terminated an enjoyable evening.
STRATA FLORIDA. County Council Election. — The bve-election EvanSsS1?ste^by app°intment of Mr Edward* Evans as alderman, took place on Saturday last There were two candidates for the one seaf, and Mr Thomas Jones, Old Abbey, proved successful Mr John James, Pantyfedwen, 103 majority, 35
Welsh Men in Orange River Colony. The Cambrian Society, which as briefly reported in our last issue, celebrated its, anniversary on St. David's Day at Bloem foutein, is the rallying centre lor Welshmen there, and writes the hon. secretary, Mr. Lben Jones •• a. banquet once a year is per- haps tlie only big function the Society in- uuiges in. and this only because it is a meang of collecting all the Welshmen within reason- able distance and make a sort of re-unioa. Otherwise we, as a Society exist for benev- olent purposes to assist Welshmen who am olent purposes to assist Welshmen who am on their beam ends, through sickness or other causes. So many are sent here from the old country in the last stages of con- sumption and. of course, past ability to pro- vide for themselves. Of course I must, tell you that there are nfree hospitals in this country and public bodies for issuing relief to the destitute do not exist; so that when these Welshmen get stranded here sick and penniless, if somebody does not assist them their condition becomes a miserable one* Strictly speaking we have no benevolent fund, but when cases deserving assistance cr?iP HP' as they frequently do, we make & collection amongst ourselves. Some time- a you-ng carried couple from South Ti H TU;fd here straight from home. Ihe husband was a carpenter, and after he *ia worked for one day he was knocked down with enteric fever, and was taken to hospital, and after being there a fortnight he died without having been able to make any provision for his wife. The local Welsh- man took the case in hand, clubbed together, and paid the cost of the funeral, the hos- pital, and doctor's fees, and paid the pas- sage of the young widow back to Wales, and We have lately passed a stone over the grave of our poor unfortunate fellow countryman. I do not say all this to show off what a charitable lot of men we are. But this is what I am getting at. The Welsh com- munity in Bloemfontein with few exceptions is mostly composed of young men and as we are not all millionaires, cases such as I have mentioned make a bit of a drain upon our pockets. The objects of our assistance are. in every case Welsh people from Wales so that it is not unreasonable to suppose that if the work of the Cambrian Society was made, known in Wales, people might feel disposed to contribute to a fund which would be spent in a deserving cause. We intend shortly issuing circulars in Wales. Our session ends this month. Needless to sav the trustees of the fund will be men of un., impeachable standing. Mr. E. E. Wat-keys who was Mayor of Bloemfontein last year' and is a thorough Welshman, from Llanellv and Mr. C. Emlyn Jenkins, a Breconshire gentleman who is in business here" The toast list a-nd menu of the Banquet were both printed in Welsh. Mr. Barry Morgan's songs m the Wekh tongue wer* a^feaSS" the evening. When Mr. Watkeys, in a fit of patriotic .pride said that Welshmen had not lost their nationality: he might hav« ,pte«erv9d their I*t«™