Proposed CHair Eisteddfod. AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. Lite holding of a chair eisteddfod at Lam- in August, 1907, is practically assured. No movement received better support than that given to this project by the public ^ic-eting held on Monday evening at the ■"f^monal Hall. There was a representative tendance, and the proceedings w<re *Uai ked with much enthusiasm. The Mayor, Councillor Evan Davies, the convener of the feting, presided, and among those present Dr. Walker, the Revs. J. Roberts (W), Jones (B.), W. Adams, B.A. (CM.), H. vJOb.ser (Ch.) Messrs J. Ernest Lloyd, T. :yieha.rds, Waiter Davies, Hefin Williams, I?* on a 11 Jenkins, D. Jones, Rrittania Tivy v°nes. W. Lewis, William: Jones, builder; &!• Davies, Cha,s. Evans, Lewis D. Jones, ) ll}j!üthKvans W. Davies, saddler; D. J. 5°>\en. Ben Evans, D. J. Megicks, L. f*avies. smith; J. Simon Jones, D. H. h^'ans. J. M. Edwards, D. Roberts, D vipomas (Creamery); E. Thomas (gas); D. B. W illiams, A. E. Edwards, J. Howells, E. jl'ciiards, I). R. Evans, Emrysi Morris, Rhys l|ghes, J. D. Owen. l|ghes, J. D. Owen. thThe Mayor, in explaining the object of meeting, said it had been called at the i?:iuest of the Town Council, who suggested J^t an eisteddfod should be held in the vp'rse of August, 1907, the proceeds of 'Jich. if any, to be devoted towards paying some of the debt on the Memorial HaJl. Mayor remarked that he need not dwell the advantages of such a building for vlf: town, and if they would reduce the jr^rtgage by a few hundred pounds it would e a great relief, and they could then hope make it self-supporting. It had proved k?"v useful to the town since its opening ii^ut 18 months ago, and he thought that k 1V;|ig that time, considering yiat no u^ial effort had been made, a good supx of "debt had been wiped off. He had h<-„n that in two months £ 214 had bctn Tlie Hal1 oost f.rom £ 1>'00 to h >800, and if they could wipe that sum iff could devote the proceeds obtained ^.Wwards, towards reducing the high i-a c. s making improvements. If it became property, it would prove the means of the public purse. What he nf W bfhed to know was whether it was advis- ee to get an eisteddfod next summer in tk of the funds. He was prepared to move ftt an eisteddfod be hold, and that k 1V;|ig that time, considering yiat no u^ial effort had been made, a good supx of "debt had been wiped off. He had h<-„n that in two months £ 214 had bctn Tlie Hal1 oost f.rom £ 1>'00 to h >800, and if they could wipe that sum iff could devote the proceeds obtained ^.Wwards, towards reducing the high rat-s making improvements. If it became property, it would prove the means of yv*ftg the public purse. What he n< w IK^d to know was whether it was advis- ee to get an eisteddfod next summer in tk of the funds. He was prepared to move an eisteddfod be held, and that v'verv fa0t be made to make it a success. Ihe tv.'It be found with these movements was 1),^ certain persons were always draggi ig. this was a movement which required support-. .■ Walker asked whether the Mayor had figures as to the present financial posi- Cn of the Hall. He thought it would he i 'Wresting to know the actual earnings, as i as the amount of mortgage. (L, e Mayor having promised to furnish tte Ares- M 1 Tivy Jones said that, independently figures, he was quite in favour of the movement. An eisteddfod in itself was a good thing, and it would also be the means of making money for the Hall. He sugges- ted that they should call together the old committee of the last eisteddfod, and make that a nucleus of another committee. Ald. T. Richards said it seemed to him they were all in favour of an eisteddfod. It would not only benefit one particular ob- ject, but many others, in various ways. Tot- wards the eisteddfod held some twelve years ago they got R109 in subscriptions, and £ 107 by guarantors. It was not right to look back to that event. Let them look to the future and try to do better. Some of them might have heard of that farmer in their neighbourhood, who, finding the eggs laid by his hens to be very small bought a large clay egg and wrote on it a motto for his fowls "look at this and do your best" (roars of laughter). Since the last eistedd- fod, Lampeter had increased, and he trust- ted that the eisteddfod would benefit by a change. The oljject of the meeting was to obtain the feeling of the ratepayers. It would be useless to go in for an eisteddfod unless they got their unanimous support. The Town Council was prepared to assist every movement that promoted the good of thle town 1 Alderman Charles Evans, ex-Mayor, said he was very glad to attend the meeting if only to meet the ratepayers. It was o.Jy once he had the honour of meeting them before, and that was when he contested an election some four years ago. He thought, it a splendid idea, to call such a meeting and to discufis the matter with them. A por- tion of thle work done by the Town Council was that building, and the generosity of certain people were to be seen in it. Such a building was necessary. It had cost some LI,800, and of that sum, half had teen raised already, and for which they vere greatly indebted to certain gentlemen for the trouble they had taken in the matter. It now depended upon them what they were going to do. The building in itself was a credit to the town. It was one thing to get a Hall it in-at; another thing to pay for it; and the object of this meeting was to ccme face to face with the ratepayers to see whether an eisteddfod was necessary. The matter came on lasc year, but there were some obstacles in the way then, which pre- vented the scheme being carried. The Town Council felt that an eisteddfod was desir- able, find seeing that the National was held in North Wales next vear. c' would be favourable for holding cue in thia town. If they could only get £100 out of it it would be worth promoting. He I;d not think the ratepayers expected them to do much, and he thought they ought to nave some subscriptions so that they might be on safe grounds. He felt that they had great- ly reduced the debt, but they could do much more if they tried. A few hundred pounds more would mean that they would become owners, and the hall could be used for other purposes than it hab been hitherto. They had paid, £70 or jESO during the last year, and that meant a three-penny rate, and if they could devote that three-pence towards reducing the rates it would be a great relief. They had no means to derive any income, but now they had an opportunity. It was incumbent upon them to assist those gentle- men who had advanced them the money, and he was willing to render whatever service ii-e could to promote the movements. If ti-ey would be lukewarm at the commencement they would be so to the end, and he only trusted that the movement would be cordis ally supported and carried on in a proper way. Dr. Walker, whose re-appearance at a public meeting after months of retirement gave great and evident pleasure to the gathering, said he did not rise to speak on the question of an eisteddfod. He did not know anything about eisteddfodau, tut he thought something serious ought to be done to materially reduce the debt. Every- one knew at the start that the eisteddfod or subscriptions could not cover the cotet of the building and the Town Council went into the matter with open eyes. What Lampeter had to do was to enter into full ownership and do its best to raise sub- scriptions. If they thought an eisteddfod would be the best way, by all means have it; but they should contemplate holding a similar event year after year until the whole debt was cleared. Recent experiences had proved that a bazaar was a. money-makinc- business as the last, two had proved. JtiS would suggest some-thing of that nature, and if those profits could be secured lie did not see why they should not go in for them. Well, they could r.ot do more than one thing in one year and ho did not want to throw cold water on this movement, but lie would like to see another project the following year. They should try year after year, and carry out anything that the com- mittee could suggest. There was one solid inducement which was properly and wisely set in the agreement, and that was, that in any year on which t40 was paid off the capital account the interest on the mort- gage fell. (Hear, hear). The interest was 3t per cent, and they could not, expect any money cheaper. It was worth making an effort to secure it, and to have the satisfac- tion of making the burden easier and easier. If they did not take enough interest, then they deserved the fate of having to pay 5 per cent interest. Dr. Walker urged the meeting to aim at reducing the debt, and said that the use made of the Hall fully proved its need. He was glad to support the motion (Applause). Mr. Josiah Jenkins said lie was glad to say a word on the matter. The eisteddfod would not only do good for the Hall but also to the town, as it would be the means of bringing visitors to the place. He fully agreed with the suggestion of Dr. Walker with regard to the bazaar. It was incum- khent upon them to d) what they could to Induce the debt. He had great pleasure in proposing that an eisteddfod be held next August. Mr. Hefin Williams in. seconding fciJd that he was glad to see those who did not pioiess to be musical take a,1 interest in the move- ment. Speaking personally, he had had great enjoyment with the choir within the hst few months, and on th whole they had been very successful. The position of the town was in favour of an eisteddfod, and he only hoped that the same feeling which prevailed that evening would continue right up to August. An eisteddfod involved a great amount of work, and it would be necessary to select a strong committee. He had great pleasure in supporting the movement. Councillor Lewis D. Jones said they had looked at the question from every aspect, except that of finance. Wales was called the Land of Song," but they did not seem to take a great interest in eisteddfodau in this part, as twelve years had elapsed since they had one. He fully agreed with Dr. Walker that they ought "to get an eisteddfod often, at least one every three years. He regretted thle apathy shown by the ministers in not moving in this matter. He feared that football and other games had obtained too firm a footing, and he thought it was time that they should provide an eisteddfod as a counter-attraction. The Rev. J. Roberts (W) expressed his surprise at some of the remarks made by Mr. Jones. The spacious building in itself should stimulate them to make greater efforts to become its owners. They ought to go in for it as a town, and Lampeter, so beautifully situated, and an educational centre in Cardiganshire they should not fear the result. If a handful of people could pay a £ 1000 or more for a chapel he failed to see why a whole town should not pay for this Hall. It was not a work for ministers, but for laymen. The Rev. W. Adams also supported, and said that as far as he was concerned his heart was with the movement. The build- ing was worth possessing, and they ougbit to use every means to free it from debt. He was sure the ministers would all give a shoulder to the wheel. .The Mayor then put the motion to the meeting which was carried unanimously. Mr. Walter Davies thought the be plan would be for each chapel, the College, and the Town Council to elect, representatives on the committee. Mr. T. Richards thought they should form a strong committee, representative of the whole denominations in order to get support. He proposed four from each with the ministers as ex-officio. Mr K. Richards, Post Office, slefcoaidled. T? wS ag'eed to. Dr Walker proposed that members of the Memorial Hall Committee should also act as ex-officios. Mr. Josiah Jenkins secon- ded, and it was carried. Messrs W. Lewis, C.M.. and J T Megicks. were unanimously appointed secretaries, and Mr D F Lloyd. treasurer. On the motion of Mr. Chas. Evans. seo onded by Mr J D Owen and David Jones it was agreed that the College representa- tives be four. It was agreed that each chapel should send its list lof representatives by nexjt Mondav. Mr W Lewis said they ought not to be too sanguine as to the success of the eis- teddfod this time. Last time the prizes amounted to only £ 95, whilst Newcastle Emlyn gave 4-100 for one item alone, and they would have to give higher prizes if they wanted to make it a success. what was needed was plenty of guarantors and subscribers. The actual profit on the last eisteddfod was L98, which, together with £110 subscriptions, brought a balance of JE208. On the motion of the Rev. H Rosser, seconded by Mr J. Jenkins. it was agreed to draw out a guarantee bond. Mr Croft thought they should know some- thing as to how the money was proposed to be raised and the expenses which wouid pro- bably be incurred. Mr Lewis said the expenses of the last eisteddfod were £ 203; the takings JE263, the concert brought in £ 35. Mr Walter Davies suggested that such matters should be left to the committee, and this was agreed to m ..■
ABERAYRON. Hockey. ■—• The girls of the Aberystwyth County School scored four goals to nil against the Aberayron County School on Saturday. Football. Tregaron and Aberayron County Schools played a capital game in Alban Square Park on Saturday. The game was witnessed by a good number of visitors. Result: Aberayron 3 goals; Tre- garon 2 goals. Bank Examination. We are pleased to record the succeiss oi Mr. AlbertJ Gordotn Davies, son of Doctor Davies, Tanyfron Villa, in the entrance examination of the National Provincial Bank of England. He will enter upon his duties at the Denbigh branch of the bank. three short papers were read ujnder thie presidency of Mr. C. K.. Barnes Mr. D W. Lloyd on "The five ages of the world" Mr David Davies, County Court Office, on "Astrology" and Mr Gandy on "Ghosts." There was a good attendance. Mr. E. L. Jcnes proposed a vote of thanks to the readers of the papers, which was seconded by the Rev. D. Jones, B.A. In Memoriam. On Sunday evening at Holy Trinity Church, the Rev Evan Evans, vicar, preached the funeral sermon of the late Miss Hannah Mary Evans, 1, Alban Square, and made touching references to tho faith and trust with which she viewed her imipending departure from) this world of time, to the eternal rest which awaits the people of God. Before the. departure of the congregation the organist, Miss Bertha Jones, played the Dead March,, as a final requiem to the memory of the faithful de- parted, whose place in thie church militant here on earth will know her no more. When It Was Deark !-The District Coun- cil have metalled the road from Pengarreg to beyond the church to Portland-place. One night, .when the Council had left the public lighting to the moon, wlfccli failed to keep its engagement, a motor and cyclist rode at a pace into these stones, which were worse than a two edged sword, as they had many edges. Talk about Higher Educa- tion, what we heard, convinced us that not even the'. m,ost advanced educationalist in the county could have equalled their voca- bulary. From The Look Out on the Pier. The s.s. Norseman arrived on Thursday last with a general cargo from Bristol, having been delayed en route by stormv weather. The prevailing low tides detained her here until Monday, though several unsuccessful efforts were made to get her away, parti- cularly on Sunday, when the Norseman shewed her resentment to Sunday trading, whilst her directors ¡reh iat prayers, ib twice snapping her ropes. On Monday she was in a different mood, and resumed her trading o'er the seas TTie "Jane," and the "Volunteer" are discharging cargoes of coal. Welsh in School.—Mr. L. J. Roberts puts the case for the creation of a Welsh at- mosphere in Welsh school forcibly and yet temperately in his report on the Denbigh- shire schemes submitted to him,. The schomjp.s., he says, vary considerably. Bn many of the infant schools Welsh will this year be the language of the school, and as the children pass upwards a knowledge of English will be grafted on the mother tongue." Even it; the English districts, where formal instruction in Welsh is not possible, the schemes promise to give a Welsh atmosphere by means of Welsh national songs, lessons in Welsh history, and selecting Welsh poetry for recitation." "Our neglect," Mr. Roberts says, "of the history of our own country has in the past been colossal. The end of education is to produce intelligent citizens, and for those who live in Wales no subject can be more useful, educative, and stimulatuig than the study of the history of the country. We shall watch with interest. how the methods in use will work, and at the end of the educational year it will be useful to consider how far and with whlat- success the schemes have becii 'effectiVe ini attaining the object in view."
a_ .rt:W'I' NEW QUAY Herrings. At last a few herrings have found their way to New Quay. On Mon- day several good catches were made, but the prices are still very high, viz., lid. each. Trap Accident. On Monday morning, when Captain Morgan, "Claremont," was preparing to go out for a drive and while closing the coach-house door the horse boft- e-1 and in turning round the corner of Sunnyside towards Park-street, the trap overturned. Luckilv no one was in the trap at the time, so that the incident passed with only a Jittlejnjury to the horse, and some damages to the trap. The L-itc-st. Tt is rumomred, writes a correspondent, that a syndicate is to be formed at New Quay for the purpose of getting an a ir-ship to fly between this place and Aberavron, Lampeter and Aberystwyth. Some of the stalwart men of New Quav are determined that thpÍr little town is not going to be nut in the back ground by Aber- neroni—G.W.R. or not It is expected that there will be a great demand for the NewQuav Aeroplane Company Unlimi- ted Reward For Bravery Mr David Rees. Park End. the hon. secretary to the LifC"- boat Institution at. New Quay, has received a letter from Mr and Mrs Smart, with a cheque for JEo to be divided among the new of the Lifeboat for their bravery in rescuing the crews of the "Two Brothers," and the "Leander" last Monday week. Mr. and Mrs. Smart were the donors of the Life- boat, the "Frank and Marion," which ex- plains the interest these good people take in the work done by the boat, and its gall- ant crew. It may be also stated that Mr and Mrs Smart always send a cheque to be divided among the men when the boat has been the means of saving life. The crew are most thankful for this practical expres- sion, and appreciation of their gallant efforts in saving life. Departure olf an Old Servant. His numerous friends at home and abroad will learn with deep regret that Mr. Joshua Lewis, Llain, has left the district. Nh-. Lewis has been a faithful servant to the public for the last 28 years, he having acted as carrier between New Quay and Aberyst- wyth for that period. In this useful man- ner ne supplied DEhe needs ot the people of New Quay, Llanarth, and other places when no other conveyances were to be had. He has now left for London, to take up busi- ness in the city, and his old friends here wish him every success. Mr Lewis was acknowledged to be one of the most hn. vl- workin.4 men in the country. A public auction was held! at Wern House last Wed- nesday. It is rumoured that a testimonial is on foot in recognition of thle services ren- dered by Mr Lewis for so many years. A Move. — A public meeti»g was held at the schoolroom, Llanarth, the other even-! ing to petition the G.W.R. in order to get the motor car to run to Llanarth. Let us hope they will succeed. It would be a good thing if New- Quay were blessed with public men of the same stamp. We in New Quay have to be satisfied with a hole and corner meetings. When some of the repre- sentatives of the G.W.R. come here they meet only a selected few. The rank and file of the ratepayers are kept in the dark. The precious few thilk they have a mono- poly of all the knowledge and wisdom that mortal man can ever hope to possess. We think that, the mental horizon of our pub- lic men would often be considerably widen- ed if they were to consult the ratepayers occasionally, especially when matters of vital interest to the place are at stake. Is it not. time for Otur local Council to move in the matter ? DRYLLIAD YR "ELEANDER," AR. DRAETH CEINEWYDD (Cyflwynedig i arwyr y Bywydfad am achub bywyd y morwyr). Crochfloeddia y gwyntoedd, n ae'r 'storm yn cryfhau A chysgod yr hwyrnos yn oyflvm neeau, Ymgasgla r cymylau fel milvyr i'r gad. A phrudder ymleda fel mwf dros y wlad; Ymwylltia'r elfenau, ymferwa yr aig, A rhuthra y tonnau fel llewod i'r graig, Mae ysbryd' trychineb yn rhodio yn ;-i-yl Fel angel marwolaeth ar wyneb y Hi. Ust cylwch! dyna'r rocket yn galw i'r bad; Mae Hong ar y weilgi yn mhreichiau erch brad, Symuda fel pluen ar wyneb yr aig, A driftia yn gyflym i ddannedd y graig; Gwyllt rhuthra'r trigolion ymyl y traeth, A safant yn edrych mewn dychryn ac aeti^ Ow, ble mae y Life-boat sil.ryda ryw wraig Sy'n gwybod fod beddrod yn nyfnder yr aic. Mae bechgyn y Lite-boat yn ueidio i'r bad Fel glewion y fyddin yn rhuthro i'r gad, Ma r cwch ar yr eigion yn marchog v don A'r dewrion yn rhwyfo yn wrol eu bron; Trwy gaddug gorddudew cyfeiriant eu hynt, A'r mor yn ewynu dan fflangell y gwvnt, Ymlaen maent yn myned nes c.yrhaedd y fan, A gobaith diangfa i'r trueiniaid gwan. Ymwared, ymwared. medd hogyn dinam, Fu'n ymbil mewn gweddi am weled ei fam. Mae r cwoh yn yr ymyl; mae yn neidio yn hy' I freichiau y dewrion tnry donnau y Hi: Hurrah, buddugoliaeth, maer tri yn y bad Yn hwylio f" r hafau mewn nefol fwynhad Mae'r dorf mewn llawenydd yn diolch i Dduw Am gadw y dewrion a'r Hongwyr yn fyw. Ceinowvdd. AERWYN. -+
The Welsh Party The Welsh Liberal Parliamentary party met on Wednesday week at the House of Commons under the presidency of Sir Alfred Thomas. In view of recent discussions in the press the attendance was significant, and the names of the members present will be read with interest. The names are as follows:—Mr. Lloyd George, Sir Brynmor Jones, Messrs. Herbert Lewis, Herbert Roberts, D. A. Thomas, Ellis Griffith, W. Abraham (Mabon), A. Thomas, F. Edwards, Vaughan Davies, Llcyd Morgan, Ivor Her- bert, S. Robinson, 1'. H. W. Idris, T. Richards, J. Williams, W. Jones, O. Phil- lips, W. Brace, Ellis Davies, 0. Edwards, and J. D. Rees. The principal business was the considera- tion 01 tne reports or the sub-committees appointed to. inquire into the questions of the appointment of magistrates and licen- sing reform in so far as they relate to Wales. The Committee as to the appointment of justices reported that as the illnoss of the Lord Chancellor makes it unlikely that lie can receive a deputation as to the composi- tion of the commission of the peace in Wales at present, the request to him to receive such a deputation should be postponed until Loid Loreburn resumes his public work. The Committee recommended that in the meantime each member should ascertain the exact number of Liberal and Conservative justices at- present on the commission in re»- spect of his own constituency and communi- cate information on the point to the secre- taries as soon as possible. On the proposal of Mr. Abel Thomas seconded by Mr. Ellis Davies, it was resolved that the report be received and that each member should also ascertain the number of justices who are able to speak the Welsh language. Mr. Herbert Roberts presented the report of a sub-committee appointed to draft a memorandum setting out the claims of Wales to special treatment in the Licensing Bill of 1907. The recommendations made in the memorandum were unanimously en- dorsed by the party and the secretaries were requested to forward the document to the Home Secretary. It was further resolved to seek an early opportunity of meeting Mi- Herbert Gladstone for the purpose of press- ing upon the Government the importance of the recommendations and the strength of Welsh opinion in their support. That these propositions should receive the unanimous endorsement of the party is a fact of con- siderable significance in relation to temperi- ance reform in Wales, and will be better ap- preciated when the memorandum in que.<Y- tion is made public. Un the pioposal of Sir D. Brynmor Jones it was resolved to postpone action in regard to the Education Bill until it is out of Cbm- mittee in the Lords, and the consideration of the attitude and the action of the Board of Education in relation to the Welsh local education authorities was also deferred. Mr. Ellis Griffith; gave notice of motion I that at the next meeting of the party he would move a resolution binding the party to united action on Welsh questions by virtue of a party majority vote. The other burning party question," viz., I the attendance of members of the Ministry at the party meeting was not discussed. R AND G. the Rev J Edwards, vicar of Carno. Mont- gomeryshire, has accepted the living of Pwllheli in succession to the Rev. Canon Davies, preferred to Gaerwen, Anglesey. fr. Evan Roberts, the Welsh revivalist, js prohibited by his medical adviser from taking any work or study. He has to sub- mit to the rules commoinly applied to cases of nervous prostration—namely, as much of nervous pi-ort-i-atioii-na as much exercise in the open air as his strength is equal to, and careful diet. He is at present the guest of Mr and Mrs. Penn-Lewis at Leicester. A rumour having been circulated that Mr Osmond Williams, M.P. for Merioneth, con- templated resigning his seat as the member for that county at an early date, Mr. E. W. Evans, Bala, wrote to Mr. Williams to ask Mm to contradict or confirm the rumour, and received a message from the hon, mem- ber that there was no truth whatever in the report. Out of the 37 candidates who have applied for the post of head mistress at the Dr. Wil- liams Girls' School, Dolgelley, the following have been placed on the "short list." from which the Governors will make the appoint- ment at their next meeting:—Miss M. B. Eivans, Allan School, Mold: Miss M. H. James, M.A., Cardigan County School Miss Anstey, Dr Willi a iris's School, Dolgelley: Miss Kid, Bradford Gramimar School: Miss L. Owen. Holywell County School: and Miss Menai Rowlands, Carnarvon County School. Mr. Lloyd Georgo of late has been suffer- ing from neuritis, and sometimes carries his right hand, which is mainly affected, in the breast of his coat, as if it were in a sling. A sympathetic member of a deputation the other day inquired what was the matter, and when he was told said: My dear sir, I used to suffer from that myself, and d'you know how I cured itr 1 "No," said Mr. Lloyd Georrge; "tell me." "I gave up drinking and smoking!" Mr. Lloyd George, it should be added, is a strict teetotaller, and his smoking is limited to an occasiojaal cigarette. The members of the Welsh Parliamentary party met on Tuesday afternoon at the House of Commons, under the presidency of Sir Alfred Thomas, when the foUowing mem- bers were present: The Right Hon. D Lloyd George, Sir D Brynmor Jones, Colonel Ivor Herbert, the Hon. Ivor Guest, Messrs. Herbert Roberts, Herbert Lewis, Frank Edwards, S T Evans, Vaughan Davies, Sidney Robinson, Ellis Griffith, W Abraham (Mabon), William Brace, John Williams. David Davies, Abel Thomas, Edward Hem- meride, Keir Hardie, Lewis Haslam, T. H. W. Idris, Ellis Davies, Abel Thomae, J D. Rees, and Clement Edwards. Before dealing with the disciplinary mo- tion, which probably had drawn so large a number of the members together, Mr Her- bert Roberts proposed, and Mr Abel Thomas seconded, and it was carried unanimously. inat uus meeting at the Welsh members submit their emphatic protest against the action of the House of Lords in reversing the principles endorsed by an overwhelm- ing majority of the electorate in January last, and upon which the Education Bill was introduced and passed through the House of Commons. They confidently ap- peal to the Government to adhere to Yiiose principles, and particularly urge, that the provision in the Bill setting up an Education Council for Wales the result of the long-continued effort of the Welsh people for educational authority —should be deemed an essential part of the mea- sure. "0" Mr hilig Grnmth then made a strong speech in support of a party pledge to uni- ted action, ending with a formal motion, That resolutions passed at meetings of the Welsh members affecting the policy to be followed in the House of Commons with regard to questions affecting Waies shall be binding upon every members of the Welsh Parliamentary party. Mr Brace contented himself by simply raising his hat in token of his readiness to secocna the motion. Mr Herbert Roberts proposed an alterna-, tive, which Sir D, Brynmor Jones secon- ded, viz. That this meeting of Welsh members reaffirms the understanding hitherto hon- ourably agreed to, that resolutions in re- ference to Welsh political action and Par- liamentary policy passed by meetings of the party (after due notice) should receive the united support, of the members from Wales. Mr Herbert Roberts supported his motion on the ground that there had been all slongr an understanding honourably agreed to and carried out, and that the acceptance of the motion of the member for Anglesey would convey the impression that this understand- ing had not been kept in the past. Mr S T Evans argued that an honourable understanding was the only possible practi- cal bond between Welsh members in the existing circumstances in Wales. Speaking for himself, he had always on every single occasion given his vote in the House of Com- mons in accordance with the views of the Welsh party. Uol. tierbei-t intimated that there was ro one more deeply interested in united action on the part of the Welsh members than lie was, but he felt strongly that they must rely upon the honour of individual members acting in the interests of their constituents and of their nation rather than on any resolutions that sought to formally bind them to certain courses of action. Mr Abel Thomas strongly supported Mr. Herbert Thomas's motion, as did Mr. Vaughan Davies and other members. Mr Ellis Griffiths's motion was defeated by 13 votes to six. Mr. Herbert Roberts's motion was sub- sequently proposed, and was earned nem con. So far as can be gathered Mr Griffith was supported by Mr Ellis Davies, Mr Clement lidwards, Mabon (who spoke in favour), Mr. W.iHiam Brace, and Mj-. John Williams. As numbered 19, s0iufe~vA"onibf>rs nresent. who absent when the division was taken. absent when the division was taken. For the purpose of dealing with the edu- tdatio,nal situation ajnd mjatters that m«ay arise in connection therewith the following members were appointed a sub-committee: The chairman, Sir Alfred Thomas, the sec- retaries (Sir D. Brynmor Jones and Mr. Herbert Roberts). Messrs S T Evans, E-Ilis Griffith, and Colonel Herbert.
SCOEITY OF CYMMRODORION. IMPORTANT NEW WORKS. The annual meeting of the members of the Society of Cymmrodorion was held last Friday evening in London. From the annual report, read by the Secretary (Mr. Vinoent Evans), it- appeared that 57 new members were added during the year, but there were heavy gaps in the ranks owing to death. The losses included Mr Cadwal- adr Davies and Mr. Lloyd Roberts, mem- bers of the Council, Judge Gwilym Wil- liams and Sir Walter Morgan, two of the vice presidents, Mr Humphreys-Owen, M.P., and Mr. Charles Howell, of Welshpool. T'he interesting announcement was made that the Society had undertaken to pub- lish, as the sixth volume of its Record Series, the early diocesan registers of St. David's, which go back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The Society also intends, if a sufficient number of subscrib- ers is forthcoming, to publish the valuable work on the British Saints on which the Rev S. Baring Gould and the Rev. John Fisher, rector of Cefn, have been collabora- ting It was resolved that the report be adopted and printed. Viscount Tredegar was unanimously re- elected president, and Sir Walter Vaughan- Morgan, the late Lord Mayor of London, was appointed one of the vice-presidents. Messrs. John Burrell and Ellis W. Davies were re-elected honoraiy auditors of th" So(-;ety. The annual banquet will be held on the 10th of December, at the Hotel MetropoJe. Mr Lloyd-George will preside. a"d Sir John T'uleston, who was the chahmp" of the pre- liminary meeting, which led to the reorgan- isation of the Society in 1873. will be the I guest of the evening.
FOOTBALL. ABERYSTWYTH BEAT LAMPETER COLLEGE. The Aberystwyth town team journeyed to Lampeter on Saturday afternoon last to meet the College team. The team was obliged to travel by the 11.15 train from Aberystwyth, which arrived at Lampeter at the early hour of 12.30—two hours be- fore the time fixed for the kick-off. The College, however, with their usual hospi- tality, invited the team and the reporters to dinner with them in the College dining oall, which kindly act was very much appre- ciated. The members of the College team, including the linesman, etc, followed up this at the close of the match by pairing off with an Aberystwyth visitor, and inviting him to a friendly cup of tea. The visit was, tnererore, ot the pleasantest description, and the Aberystwyth visit-ors were delighted with the afternoon's outing. The weather on Saturday was nice and fine, a bright sun shining and an entire absence of wind. The ground, which is largely used for playing Hugby football, was rather lumpy, but this was the only feature which militated against the best play. The proceeds of the gate were in aid of the College bazaar. The Aberystwyth team lined up in the same order as that announced in our last issue, with the exception of Mansel Jenkins, at back, who was obliged to retire for the day owing to a melancholy incident. The vacancy was supplied by the addition off J. Davies, who went right outside, D. J. Wil- lianis going from that position to centre- half, and E. Peake from centre-half to back. During the first half Oswald Green went to centre-half, D. J. Williams going back. Aberystwyth won the to&s, and Professor Lorimer Thomas kicked off. The game pro- mised to be fast from the outset, the play- ers appearing to be very active. The visi- tors gained the initial advantage, and forced a corner, but the opponents cleared their lines. J. Davies secured the ball and llt I it behind. The College forwards, who showed a degree of individual activity." did not combine well, and 0. Green had no diffi- culty in depriving them of the leather, and frustrating their efforts. A shot was tried at the opponents' goal, but it went wide. Immediately from the goal-kick the College were penalised for hands. J. W. Edwards kicked the ball lightly to O. Green, but no good resulted, the ball again going behind. Alter the kick-off T. Rees found the ball. who, together with Bob Peake managed to take it to close'quartern, the latter putting it into the net. The game was not yet very old, but it infused the Collegians with a de- termination. The left wing lost no time in rushing towards the Aberystwyth goal, and when fairly near, the ball crossed over to the right wing, and the right outside finished by putting it over the bar. The same thing happened again a few moments after- wards. Play was transferred and a corner fell to the visitors. The kick was well- juclged, and Green very nearly headed in. ihe homesters' goal was incessantly bom- barded at this period, and another near shave was registered. Gab. Evans, for the College, was very active, and succeeded in running a good distance with the ball. He was tackled by Potts, but they both missed the ball, which was immediately directed but weakly, at the Aberystwyth goal. Crowther, however, put has charge in safetv. The opponents were still inclined to harass the Aberystwyth goal until O. Green re- lieved the pressure and made tracks for the opposite end. When he got there with the ball, he forced a corner. The corner kick having been takem Julian Jones scored the second goal without any difficulty. Play- head not progressed another two minutes when the ball was once again right on the goal-line Bob Peake was largelv in evid- ence. but whether it was his kick or that of the College back, who slipped on the turf at the physcological moment is not quite clear, but the line was again passed, and Aberystwyth had three goals to their credit at this early period. The everse did not have any effect beneficial to the Collegians, they appeared decidedly off form. Their g°a± "was several times visited, and three corners occurred in quick succession. After many vain attempts on the part of the opponents to make a clearance Bob Peake sent the ball into the corner of the net, giving the custodian no chance to save. The opponents were successful ;n getting as far as the Aberystwvth goal and t hoD '1. right had hard lines ,11e opponents uau over the bar. The Collegians appeared to have recovered themselves, for Llewellyn, at centre-forward, put in a good shot, which, however, Crowther prevented from going past him. The half-time score was:- Aberystwyth' 4 Lampet.er College 0 The second half started with the Ool- legians on the aggressive, and Crowther was obliged to save. Play changed ends, and a corner accrued to the visitors. T. Rees took the kick, and right well lie placed it, all Green requiring to do to score a goal being to change its course through the agency of his head, which he did. It was clear that the homesters had no share in the afternoon's luck, for do what they might they could not improve their position one iota. It was practically one long series of shots at the unfortunate homesters' goal. When they were able to get away with the ball their attempts at goal-getting were in- variably abortive. Before their fate ii-as 1 yet further sealed they did their level best and for a few minutes play hesitated round the Aberystwyth goal, in the end the ball going for the homesters—the wrong side 1 of the post. Llewellyn essayed a shot, which was saved at the expense of a corner. There was a run up on the Abervstwyth left, and D. Hughes tried his hand—or should it be foot?—at goal-getting, but he was disap- pointed. The Collegians did not lose heart, despite their inability to turn the tables, and the Aberystwyth team had constantly to be on the alert. The sixth goal was credited to 0 Green, who received a pass from T. Rees. and boomed in with terrific force, which turned back the custodian's hands and entered the net in his attempt to save. Futile efforts by both teams followed, Griffiths, for the homesters, sending the ball high over the bar, while a corner to the visitors although on the verge of a goal, was successfully turned out of the way. The seventh goal, by O. Green, denied to the goalkeeper the possibility of saving, and E. Peake soon followed his example. The Aberystwyth team, therefore, have the large number of eiglit more goals tj add to their total majority over all opponents this season. The game finish-ed:- Aberystwyth 8 Lampeter College 0 The teams were: Aberystwyth—Crowther: E Peake and 0. Green A; Potts, D. J. Williams, and J. W. Edwards; J. Davies. T. Rees, R. Peake, D. Hughes, and Julian Jones. Lampeter College: 0 Rees; J. T. Lewis and H. S. Williams (capt): Jenkin Jones, E. E. Davies, and D. H. Jones: J. 0. HiioIies, J. E. Hughes, Llewellyn. LI. Griffiths, and Gab Evans. Referee, Mr. Plnl Jones. CELTS v. CRUSADERS. J he first match of the Aberystwyth Junior League wa^> played a*, the :cara<ie Field, on Saturday, between the Celts and Cru- saders. The result was a win for the Ci-u- saders by 2 goals to 1, the scorers for the foi-mer being R. Jones and Peter Edwards. and for the later Piper. The referee was' lr. D. Williams, Aberystwyth. U.C.W. SECONDS v YSTRAD MEURIG. The V.C.W. second team played a friend- ly- match on Saturday against Ystrad Meurig at Aberystwyth. The score was College. 3: Ystradmeurig, 1. The goals for the College were obtained bv Nicholson (2), and T. 0. Jones. LAMPETER COLLEGE v. ABERYST- WYTH COLLEGE. At Lampeter on Wednesday week. Lam- peter forwards, headed by Picton, opened well and soon kept Aberystwyth penned in their own territory Godfrey Evans, pick- ing up from the loos., transferred to Pugh who scored. Shortly after George Davies with a pretty run. made a good opening and, Evans scored. On exchange of ends Aberystwyth improved and Parry scored. The game was now verv keen, and after some clever footwook Rees Price, fielding, passed to Lloyd, w ho ran from halfway and scored. George Davies, the Lampeter cap- tain, made a splendid run. but the pass to Evans was intercepted, and Price scored. I Final Score. Pts. Aberystwyth 13 Lampeter 6 WELSH AMATEUR CTP. The draw for the first round was made la=t. week as follow s » Llanrwst or Colwyr Bay v. Bangor Re- serve or Llandudno Amateurs; Conn&h's Quay v. Mold; Exlusham White StarB v. Burntwood; Weston Rhyn or Ruabon v. Acrefair United; Bala Press v. Festiniog; Barmouth v. Dolgelly; Llanfyllin v. New- town North End; Llandrindod Wells a bye. The following clubs are exempt until the .next round: Buckley Engineers, Portmadoc, Aberyst- wyth, Rhoe Rangers, Chirk, Holyheadj Os- westry I nited, and Royal Welsh Ware- house. The ties are to be played on Deoeanber 8; kick off 2.30. MONTGOMERYSHIRE -AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. In the Montgomeryshire and District League on Saturdav. Aberystwytn U.C.W. beat Welshpool at Welishpool by 2 goals to 1. Newton R.W V'<. beat; Llanidloefe on Saturday at Newtown by 4 goals to nil. The League table to date stands as followss Goals x P. W. L. D, Aberystwyth 5 3 0 2 24 4 8 Aberystwyth U.C.W. 5 3 1 1 10 5 7 Newtown R.W.W. 4 2 1 1 9 4 5 Llanidloes 3 1 2 0 5 10 2 Welshpool 4 2 2 0 7 10 *2 Newtown N.IE 3 1 2 0 6 17 2 Montgomery 4 0 4 0 3 14 0 iwo points deducted for playing an in- eligible man.
CORRESPONDENCE. SENT TO A LUNATIC ASYLUM. Sir,—A correspondent in -the London ''Daily News" for Thursday ftates.- In a Bristol paper the other da-t- I found a report of a meeting of a local Board of Guardians. A counmittee had been appointed to in- quire into the increase and cost of lunat es, and a report was presented. In the dis- cussion that ensued a member said that the committee found that there were two cases which should have never been sent to the asylum—an opinion formed not only from the doctor's certificate, but also from the emphatic declaration of the doctor of the institution to which the cases were sent. This is most serious. I consider, because the suffering must be great upon a sane person so confined. Besides, what a waste of ratepayers) money I think such a state of things should be fully in- quired into. those reverend and other members of our local boards of guardians who are always opposing every effort that is made to ameliorate the lot of the poor and the afflicted, should "re.ad. mark learn and inwardly digest the serious statement made in the above excerpt. It is to be feared that the grave cases cited at Bristol are not without their parallel in this dis- trict. What an awful thing it must be to doom poor oeople to the asylum in this manner, and how can anyone be so inhuman as to object to any and every effort made to remove such unfortunate persons—even on approbation, so as to give them a chance to recover, which it is impossible for them to do in the blank despair of a lunatic JUSTICE AND MERCY.
= LAMPETER. [Other local news on inside pages.] Dance. On Wednesday evening the members of the Hockey Club held their an- nual dance at the Memorial Hall. Temperance Sunday. Last Sunday be- ing recognised as Temperance Sunday," sermons on temperance were preached at the Free Churches. Soar Chapel. Soar Congregational Church has secured the services of Profes- sor Howell Thomas, of Swansea, as organ- ist. Professor Thomas has already taken up the duties. Among The Chinese. The pulpit of Shiloh C.M. Chapel was occupied on Sun- day evening by Miss Sarah Ellen Jones, a missioner from China, who gave an inter- esting account of religious work among the Chinese. __a -J. The Poet "JbJtet. I fte favourite poet- preacher, "Elfet," was the subject down on the programme on Friday evening at the Soar Christian Endeavour Society, when an interesting paper was read by Mr J. C. Davies, Bridge-street. Tradition In Architecture. The stud- ents of the St. David's College, together ,ith" a. number of invited friends, had the pleasure of hearing a lecture by Mr W D Carse, London, on Tuesday Evening on; "Tradition in Architecture." Mr. Cerse is the architect of the proposed extension to the College buildjng. Obituary. After a protracted illness the death took place at Bridge-street, on Saturday night of W J Davies, formerly goods clerk on the Manchester and Milford Railway at Lampeter and Aberystwyth. De- ceased, who was in his thirty-third year of age, leaves a widow to mourn bier loss. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday), the interment to be made at Alltyblacca. Cookery During the past few days Miss May Jones, of the U.C.W., Aberyst- wyth, has been giving a course of lessons in cookery at the Lotwer Schoolroom, The interest taken in the course is amply proved by the attendance at the lessons eacn day. The arrangements are carried out by a committee consisting of Mrs. Lloyd, Vicar- age, Mrs. James, White Hall, Mrs Walter Davies, Miss Evans, Pharmaceutical Hall, and Miss Davies, Mile End. The Town Council Vacancies. Another municipal eledtioyi is imi,nen £ and r will. in all probability, be three seats to fill. The Council are only waiting a reply from 1r Hughes Davies, before issuing the necessary notices. One of the vacancies has been caused by the resignation of Ald- erman Joseph Davies, and it is rumoured that several councillors are in the running for the aldermanship. Preparing for Christmas. Old Lamp- eterians invariably like to have a glimpse at the programme of events at home during the Christmas season. The programme so far furnishes nothing new, as it only con- tains a lecture at Shiioh on Christmas night by the Rev Hugh Hughes, and a competitive meeting by members of the Brondeifi Sun- day School at the Memorial Hall on the following evening. Monthly Market. Merchants were busi- ly engaged on Monday last in purchasing a supply tor the Christmas season. It was the usual monthly market and the attend- ance averaged the usual number. Pouitry were in good demand and prices were very favourable. Several loads of store pigs were disposed at prices varying from 15s to 20s. each. Judging at the various farm- yards in the neighbourhood thie prospects of a supply of poultry for Christmas are very favourable and the hatching season proved very successful for chikens and geese. Football. — The S.D.C soccer team suf- fered a crushing defeat on Saturday. The students were opposed by the Aberystwyth League team, and the visitors had the best of the game from begmnig to end. They kept the homesters on the defensive through- out, and won their game through their good practice of combination. Aberystwyth piled up eight goals whilst the students failed to make any score. It was a bene- fit match, the gate receipts being devoted towards enhancing the funds now raised for the College Bazaar. A full report oi the match appears elsewhere. Marriage. — At Shiloh on Tuesday morn- ing the marriage was solemhized betwn John Price, checker at the railway station and Miss Maggie Jenkins, of the Castle Hotel. The bride was given away by her uncle, and was attended by Miss Hannah Jenkins, Paris House, and Miss Meiva Jones, Llanrhystyd Road, whilst the bridegroom was accompanied by his father The Rev. W Adams, B.A., pastor, officiated in the presence of Mr E D Rees, registrar. After the ceremony a reception was held at Rhydygwin, at which a number of friends partook of the spread prepared by Mrs. Olflev Owen. The young people subsequent- ly left for Aberystwyth, and among their presents is a valuable clock, the gift of the staff at the station. Interment of Miss Morgan. The re- mains of the late Miss Morgan, Islwyn, sis- ter in law of the late Mr J W Evans, Medi- cal Hall, whose sudden death was reported in our last issue took place on Saturday afternoon., The Rev. W. Adams, B.A., pastor of Shiloh Chapel, Rev. Rhys Mor- gan, Lianddewi Brefi, and Rev T Ll. Rod- erick officiated at the house. The coffin which was of polished oak, draped with black cloth bore the following inscription: "Gwen- doline Morgan, died November 21st, aged 39 years." It was covered with wreaths sent bv Mrs Morgan and Mr Morgan, Car- diff, "wdie," --Auntie," Dr Roberts, Mr and Mrs D Morgan, Cardiff, and another from her friends who loved her dearly," The Cortege proceeded to Shiloh where a sermon *vas preached by the Rev W. Adams, whilst] Miss Emily Edwards, played th)e Deacfl March." At the church and graveside the ^ic.ir. Hev J. Lloyd, officiated. The chief Mourners were Mr and Mrs Morgan, Car- diff. and Master Morgan, Cardiff and Mrs lhvies, Islwyn (aunt).
CARDIGAN Other local news on inside pagesj Magisterial Leniency. On Monday last. before the Mayor (Mr E. Bowen), Messrs T E Davies J. C. Roberts and T H Williams, P.C. Sellwood summoned David Blake, Pwll- hai, with being drunk and disorderly in High-street on the 14th inst. Defendant pleaded guilty. This was the defendant's third appearance in twelve months, the last being as recent as a month ago. On that occasion the de(fcndilt prorni" to feign, the pledge and in fact, did so. The Clerk thought the best course to do was to bind the defendant over to keep the peace for six months in the sum of R5. This it was de- cided should be done, and only a small fine of 2s. 6d with the costs was imposed. Provided Schools.—The monthly meeting of the mnaagers of the Cardigan Provided Group of Schools was held in the P ulke Station on Tuesday. Present, Rev J Wil- liams (chairman), presiding, Messrs 1. Wat- kins, J Daniel and B T Davies. The teachers' quarterly pay sheets were exa- mined and passed, the total coming to, including cleaners' salary, postage, etc. but less superannuation fees to JE282 3s. lei. In regard to the auditing of the stock and store books at the schools it was decided that the Chairman for Cardigan, Mr J. Stephens, Llechryd, Mr T Watkins, Verwig, and Mr B T Davies for Penypark. The question of the appointing of a teacher for Llechryd Council School was left over, as no application had beieln received for the post of uncertificated teacher advertiscd for. It was, however, decided to advertise again in a Cardiff paper. With regard to the play- grounds at Penypark and Llechryd, both Mr Stephens and Mr T. Watkins referred to them as being in a very bad state. It was decided that the Architect should be asked to visit the schools and advise the managers as to the best, course to adopt. The, cleaner at Penypark having intimated her desire to be relieved of her duties after Christmas it was decided to offer it to Mrs Evans, Mile- stone, Penparke, at a salary of £ 5. The Christmas holidays were fixed from Decem- ber 21st to January 7th. An application of Miss Anne Maud James, supplementary teacher at Penypark for an increase of sal- ary was read. She was at present getting JE18. and it being mentioned that she was fairly entitled to an advance it was decided to increase it to £ 25.
The Bishops and Chinese Labour. The Chinese labour experiment was inde- fensible when it was only a financial pro- blem. It was intolerable that we should dump in a British Colony 50,000 Asiatics, who were denied all rights of citizenslrp, and who were for all practical purposes slaves. But that which was once a financial or political question, has now become a question of decency versus beastiality, and there ought to be no hesitation on the part of our rulers. The Chinese should be cleared out, just as we should clear out lepers. If we falter with this hideous organized sys- tem of abomination what will the world think of us ? We declared that we went to war in order to extend to these new territories the bless- ings of British civilisation and it has come to this! We proclaimed with sus- picious emphasis that we wanted no gold- fields and no diamond mines, yet we have filched these from the Boei-and at what a price. Where there was once a simple slow-going, pastoral race, we have piaced a foul home of cosmopolitan adventurers, and in order to enrich them we have brought about a condition of things too awful to be stated in print. There are men and women leading soft, lazy, luxurious lives in Park- lane and Belgravia to-day, because their dividends depend on the unutterable condi- tions of life in the compounds in the Irans- vaal. I cannot think that the Democracy will stand this. And all the time six and twenty Bishops in the House of Lords are mouthing out canting platitudes about what) they call denominational education! The thing makes me sick. These men said nothing, when a word from them would have been effective, to stay this pestilence. They washed their hands or they tried to do so, but it strikes me. that the future historian, when he writes the account of this foul crime, will not fail to relate how the Archbishop of Canterbury bowed the knee to wealth, and shrank from doing his duty at a critical moment. A decided word or two from him at that time would have made all the differ- ence. He shrank from the ordea! and to-day, when it is too late, he is making futile efforts after repentance. — Fiom "Reynold's Newspaper." 9'
SECULAR EDUCATION. A DISTINGUISHED HISTORIAN'S VIEWS. Ihe following extracts from a letter writ- ilate J. R. Green, the historian. 1 when he was Incumbent of St Philips, Stepney, are peculiary interesting just now. They may be found on pages 171 and 172 of Letters of John Richard Green, edited by Leslie Stephen.' What hinders education but the present attempt at a sectarian and not a national system? And what hinders a national sys- tem of education but the Church. The present system of education has done much—yes, but it has done all that it can do. No more quarrels about conscience clauses can touch that' matter. Nothing can touch it. but a general system of com- pulsory national educatiom, supported bv a national rate. I wish people could see the waste of the present system—half a dozen schools, British, national, pi ivate. where one good large school would suffice at 'one- third of the total expense, at double the present results. But what chance is there of such a change? Just none whatever. The clergy know that a thoroughly educated people without any uneducated class would be the ruin of their establishment. The squire- aichy see that with it a squirearchy would be impossible. And so they fight every PC,iiit-tlic conscience clause is a little thing —but with them it is a fight for life. Thev wont win in the long run."
TREGARON [Other local news on inside pages.] St. Caron's Guild. The weekly meeting on Iliursday evening last, was presided over by the Vicar, the Rev. D. M. Davies. In- teresting papers on "Dafvdd ap Gwilym were read by Mr T. Alban Jones and Mr W D George, and these were followed by a general discussion. School Concert. The pupils at the Council School are busily preparing for their breaking-up concert, which this vear will include a notable feature. This will be a performance of a drama founded on the local lengend of "Einon Penybont." Air S. M Powell, classical master at the Countv School is responsible for the "book." and much interest is being evinced in this in- teresting departure. It is intended that the drama shall revive manv old local cus- toms and usages, which have fallen into desuetude, and are unknown to the pre- sent generation of children.
-0, MACHYNLLETH. LOther local news on. inside pages.] Cymreigyddion. — A" the Town Hall last (WedTllk'c;!S t1: Rev G 0 Roberts Dovey Club Dinner. — A complimentary dinner was given by the members of the Dovey Fishiug Club to the tenant farmers of lands adjoining the River Dovey from Glandovdy to DiuvV' Mawddwy. on Wed- nesday evening at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel. Between 70 and 80 were present and an excellent repast was provided. Lord Herbert Vane Tempest (President of the Club), presided, and there were also present Co!. Apperley, Major Taunton. 1r. R. Gill art, Mr H C Anwyl, J.P., D.L.. Dr. A. 0 Davies, Mr E Gillart. Mr C H Eevnon. Dr Edwards, Mr J. Lascelles. Mr H E. Moriitt, Colonel Allix. Mr D E R Griffith, (hon treasurer;, Mr D W Bradwell (hon. secretary), Mr J Rowlands. Mr J D Jenkins, and other. The following toasts were hon- oured: "The King and Royal Family." pro- posed by the President "Army. Navv and 1 Reserve Forces." proposed by Mr J D Jen- kins, and responded to by Col. Apperlev and Major Taunton: "Ministers of Reli- gion," proposed br Mr. John Parrv, res- ponded to by the Rev. D. Roberts; Sir Catkin W .W ynne. Bait. proposed by the President, "Town and Trade of Mach- ynlleth," proposed by Mr J Rowlands, res- ponded to by Mr David Jones and Mr Dd. n.vans; "ihe President. proposed by Mr J Lascelles. responded to by Lord Herbert Vane Tempest; "The Dovey Hub." pro- posed by Mr William Edwards, responded to by Dr. A. 0. Davies: "The Officers of the Club." proposed by Mr Edmund Gil- lart. responded to by Mr D E R Griffith and Mr D \Y Bradwell; "The Riparian Own- ers." proposed by Dr. Edwards, responded to by Mr R C Anwyl; "The Guests." pro- posed by Major Taunton. responded to bv Mr J Davies and Mr E. Roberts; "The Keepers." proposed by Mr E Evans, res- ponded to bv Mr David Roberts: "The Press. was proposed by Mr Keynon: 'The Host and Hostess. proposed by the Presi- dent and responded to by Mr Matson. Some capital speeches were made. Mr. An- wyl in responding for "The Riparian Own- ers." keeping the company in constant laughter.
BORTH. Concert. Tine Assembly Room, Borth, was packed on Wednesday evening on. the occasion of the benefit concert on behalf cf Mr R A James, late headmaster at the Borth Council School. The Vicar (the Rev. Z M Davies) presided, and a very ejijoyaolo programme was rendered. Golf. The November golf contest was won by Professor Schott. five holes up. The golf links are undergoing a course of treat- ment for the pui-pose of improving them, the greens being levelled up and 1 oiled, and other work being done.