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Radnor County Council Elections The Radnorshire County Council elections resulted in the return of nine Progressives and seven Conservatives. Five Conserva- tives had been returned unopposed and three Progressives, so that the new Council will be composed of 12 Progressives and 12 Conservatives. Sir Francis Edwards, Messrs Thomas Davies, Evan Bufton, and G. H. Lloyd are four out-going aldermen. The four aldermen who do not hold their seats are Messrs Evan Watson, Evan Kinsey (Progressives), and C. C. Rogers (chairman) and R. P. Bishop (Conservatives). Again the chief feature of the polls has been the small majorities by which some of the councillors have won or retained. their seats. But for the casting vote of the presiding officer (Mr G. W. Moseley), Sir Powlett Millbank, Bart., the Lord-Lieuten- ant of the county, would not have been successful. A seat was won by the Progres- sives by two votes, and two seats were won by the Conservatives by majorities of two and four. The Progressive gains were St. Harmon's and Llanbadarn-fynydd, and the Conservatives, Presteign, Glasbury, Old Radnor, and New Radnor. iThe following is a list of the new members of the, Council:—Messrs B. P. Lewis, Noyadd', Rhayader T. B. Goodwin, Lower Stanage, Knighton John Beavan, Werny- gyfron, Beguildy John Griffiths, Llan- badarn-fynydd Evan Davies, Cefnfaes, St. Harmon's F. G. Morgan, Boughrood Castle Whitmore Green-Davies, Norton and T. Lewis, Barland. Dr Harding was formerly vice-chairman of the County Council. The defeated members who were on the last Council are Messrs R. Rogers, Pres- teign (who has been a county councillor since the passing of the Act) Charles Powell, Boughrood Farm (six years' ser- vice) T. Vaughan Prickard (three years) John Evans, Llanbadarn-fynydd (elected at a by-election), and J. W. Stephens, Womas- ton (six years). The old members who did not seek re- election were Messrs Richard Morgan, Knayader, 1. Stephens, Jenkmallis, Knign- ton, and R. Whittal, Painscastle. On Friday the first meeting of the new Council will be held, when a chairman, four aldermen, and a vice-chairman will be elected.
Rushed for the Doctor. LLANIDLOES MINER UNDER THE ARK." Twenty minutes after closing time on Saturday night, February 19th, there was a tumult under the old Market Hall of Llanidloes. The tale was partly told at the Borough Sessions last Thursday by P.C. Humphreys kiiangurig), who charged Oswald George, a miner living in Picton- street, with drunkenness and disorderliness. I was called by Dr Owen," said the con- stable, to come under the old Market Hall, where I saw defendant getting up off the ground, making a rush for the doctor. De- fendant was drunk, and made use of bad language. I endeavoured to take him away from there, and was assisted by several others. He resisted as much as he could. Ultimately he was taken away by some friends." The Justices' Clerk (Mr Arthur Davies): Any questions to ask, George ? Defendant: No, sir. The Clerk: Do you admit the offence I admit to being drunk and disorderly. But I wish to make a statement, if possible. Mr Edward Davies (the presiding magis- trate) Had he fallen down or had someone knocked him down ? P.C. Humphreys: I should think he made a rush for the doctor, and the doctor pushed him down again. P.S. Lewis said there was one previous conviction ,and the Bench imposed a fine of 5s, including costs, without inviting de- fendant to make a statement. George asked for time to pay, pleading that he had been out of work a fortnight, but had started to work at the Van Mines on Monday. The Bench granted a fort- night's grac6.
Salopian Publicans and Mr. Edward Powell. At a dinner of the Oswestry district Li- censed Victuallers Association, held on Monday night, the President, in respond- ing to the toast of his health, said it was most gratifying to local licensed victuallers to find that at the recent Brewster Ses- sions the magistrates and police compli- mented them upon the manner in which their houses had been conducted. At the last election they sent a series of "test" questions to each candidate in the division. The replies from Mr Bridgeman were satis- factory, and the replies from Mr Powell were unsatisfactory, and therefore they de- cided to support Mr Bridgeman. Mr Powell, in giving causes for his defeat, said, amongst other things, it was due to the publicans and parsons. Now, could any sensible man, being a licensed victualler, be expected to vote for a candidate or party- who were opposed to their trade, and who were apparently determined to crush it, irrespective of the means or the weapons they employed ? Mr Powell complained about the "parson," but what about the half-dozen Nonconformist ministers who addressed a meeting at which that gentle- man was the principal speaker and what had Mr Powell to say about the host of Nonconformist ministers who assisted him in bringing voters to the poll and in other ways on the day of the election ?
Every colliery district in Great Britain was represented at the conference of the Miners' Federation, whose summoning was the direct result of the dangerous deadlock in the Welsh coal trade. A resolution was arrived at which is, on the whole, favour- able to the prospects of peace. The Federa- tion's officials are to consult with the Sotith Wales executive in the hope of reaching a settlement between owners and men, and failing such a settlement the conference will reassemble.
OR TWR. CYFFES Y CLERWR. Canu yr ydwyf am fy rhaid, 0 moeswch damaid i mi; Ei gael yr wyf o gell i gell, Neu byddai'n well i'm dewi. Gwnaf gan i'r drwg a chan i'r da, A phwy a wna fy meio F Af ddawn wael ro'f i ddynol ryw 'Rw'yn ceisio byw a boddio. Os gwerthu'r wyf fy eiddo'n rhad I bawb drwy'r wlad a'i pryno; Pwy fyth a wertha sothacb gwael, Pe medrai gael ei goelio ? Mae'n fliniawn gweithio mewn ffos clawdd; Nid yw'n.anhawdd fy rhwystro A thra bo ffyliaid yn y byd Mi gaf o hyd fy ngwrando. I lan a thre, neu rywle'r af, Rhyw ganu wnaf ddigonedd: Prin iawn yw genyf, ond am dro Hyn ranaf o wirionedd. ELLIS OWEN. Hynod dda genyf fod y Rhyddfrydw, r wedi gwella eu gafael yn y Cyngor Sirol. i bydd newid yn null dygiad y gwaith ymlaer. um y tair blynedd nesaf, Gwna etholwyr Maidwyn yn ddoeth i wylio sut y bydd hi yn Sir Fflint gan fod y rhod wedi troi yno ysywaeth. Dieth pobl Llundain at fin yr Iorddcnen, ond satasant cyn croesi fel mae'n debyg y rhaid iddynt droi yn ol i'r anialwch am dair blynedd eto. Hawddach myn'd i'r anialwch na dod oddiyno. Disgwylia etholwyr Maldwyn wrth y Cyngor am waith da eto yn y blynyddau ddaw. Hyderaf y llwyddant gyda'r Daliadau Bychain er yr holl anhaws- derau. Da genyf glywed fod Cymdeithas Genbadol Llundain yn anfon van lawn o gywreinbethau o'r meusydd cenhadol ar ymdaith drwy y sir. Daw gwr gyda hi i ddyweud hanes y gwahanol bobl a'u harferion. Y mae gweled a chlywed yr un pryd yn gymorth mawr i gymeryd i mewn hanes. I Dylai pawb yn y cyrnaeaa fanteisio ar y cyne i wybod mwy am y bobl yn y gwledydd pell, ac am lwyddiant yr Efengyl yn eu plith. Dios genyf y bydd yn hynod ddyddorol yn gystal ac adeiladol. Ya sicr y mae angen creu mwy o dosturi tuag at ein cyd-ddynion sydd yn ytywyllwchac o gydym- deimlad ymaiferol a hwy. Araf mae y casgliad at yr Ysbyty newydd yn dod i law. Y mai rbai plwyfydd wedi gwneud eu rhan yn hael, ac eraill heb. Erys rhyw .£900 yn fyr o gyrhaedd y X6,000 sydd yn angenrheidiol at yr adeilad. Ni cbeir dechreu adeiladu hyd nes y bydd y £ 6,000 oil wedi eu haddaw. A'i nid oes rbai o blant yr hen Drefnewydd sydd yn gwneud yn dda ymhell o gartref hoffent wneud cymwynas a thref eumaboedynyr angen presenol ? Diameu y byddai y pwyllgor yn falch o dderbyn y cyfryw roddion yn y cyfwng hwn. Cyflwynir llain o dir cymwys ar y gongl cydrhwng Ffordd Llanfair a Lon y Bryn yn rhad rodd gan Mr Edward Powell. Rboddir X3,000 gan Mr David Davies, A S., a .£700 gan Arglwydd Joicey a'i briod, a rhoddion llai gan eraill i lawr i un geiniog. Etc y mae lie, a bydd croesaw siriol i unrhyw symiau ddelont i law, bach neu fawr, oddiwrth y rhai sydd yn teimlo yn garedig at y druf er mwyn y dyddiau tn. Bellach bydd Mamaeth yr Ysbyty yn Gymraes, Miss Roberts. Daw atom o Tredegar, wedi bod yn Llanelli am ddeng mlynedd cyn myned yno. Dygodd dystysgrifau rhagorol, dewiswyd hi gan bwyllgor yn un o dair allan o bymtheg oedd yn ymgeisio. Ymddangosodd dwy ger bron y Bwrdd, a gwnaeth hi argraph mor dda fel y cafodd 16 o'i phlaid o'r 18 oeddynt yn pleidleisio Mawr hyderaf y caiff hi gartref cysurus yn ein plith, ac na bydd am ymadael am yn hir. Credaf y caiff y Bwrdd a'r swyddogion bod boddlonrwydd yn ei gwaitb, ac y bydd y cleifion yn ei chael yn famaeth dringar a charedig. Yn y golofn hon gallwn longyfarch ein gilydd fod o'r diwedd Gymraes wedi cyrhaedd y safle bwysig yma yn y dref. Da iawn ydytf gweled merched ieuainc Cymru yn prysur gymwyso eu bunain i gymeryd y prif leoedd yn ein sefydliadau cyhoeddus. Nid wyt yn dyweud gair bach am y Saeson sydd yn dod i'n gwasanaethu ac i ofalu am danom, a rhai ohonynt yn gwneud yn dda erddom. Ond yr wyf yn llawenychu gweled ein plant ni ein hunain, yn ferched ac yn feibion, yn ymddarparu fel ac i allu hawlio a chael y lleoedd goreu o ymddiried a pharch. Cadwed ein ieuenctyd yn yr ysgolicn y nod hwn ger bron eu lly^aid. Bydded iddynt hwy trwy lafur ac ymroddiad gymwyso eu hunain i lanw y lleoedd, ac ni raid iddynt ofni na ddaw y lleoedd i alw am danynt yn yr amser priodol. Darllenais hanes am ferch yn yr America wedi astudio ar gyfer arholiad i fyned yn athrawes, ond rywfodd methodd. Gorfu iddi gymeryd lie mewn teulu i weini ar y plant, ond cymaint oedd ei siom a'i hanfoddlonrwydd fel y pallodd a gwneud ei goreu a chollodd y lie hwnw. Ni chafodd yn nesaf ond lie mewn cegin i lanhau y dysglau a chyffelyb waith. Bu mewn perygl o golli hyd yn nod y He hwnw oblegid mor wael y cyflawnai y dyledswyddau. Gwelodd rhywun ei gwyneV> sorllyd, diobaith, holodd ei hanes, a cbyngorodd hi i newid ei chwrs. Gwnewch eich goreu," meddai, lie yr ydych gyda'r gwaith yn eich Haw. Mynwch gael y llestri mor ddisglaer ac y galloch." Dilynodd y cyngor, daeth i gael pleser yn ei gwaith. Llewyrchai y dysglau, a disglaeriai ei gwyneb hithau. Sylwodd ei meistres ar y cyfnewidiad, cododd hi i le uwch, ac wedi dechieu dringo ni arosodd nes cyrhaedd y man yr oedd wedi amcanu ato ar y cychwyn. Daeth yn ben athrawes lwyddianus ar ysgol bwysig. I ddod ymlaen yn y byd y mae yn rhaid meddu gwybodaeth, ac hefyd y ddawn i ddefnyddio y wybodaeth. Y mae gwaith y byd yn galw am ddynion a medr ac yni i wnautbyr. Nid cael swydd ydyw y peth pwysicaf bellach eithr meddu gailu i wneud gwaith y swydd. Cwestiwn mawr heddyw i bob bachgen a geneth yw, Beth fedrwch chwi ei wneud a'i wneud yn iawn P Dibyna dysgu lawer ar rear yr athraw, aioyna fwy ar allu yr ysgolaig. Daw dysgu yn haws i rai nag i eraill, ond ni ddaw y dysgu sydd o werth i neb heb iddo ymdrechu yn de r. Gair mawr yw hwna gan yr Apostol pan ar fin ei ymadawiad, Mi a ymdrechais ymdrech deg. Mabwysiader hwn yn arwyddair gan ein hysgolorion. Byddant yn fwy na gwerth eu bwyd i'r byd fol y, ac wedi'r cyfan, dyna'r peth mawr i bob dyn fod tra yma. Anhawdd yw deall pa fodd y gall pobl garedig, dirion, foddloni i gadw ymlaen y fasnach feddwol. Nis gallant gau eu llygaid i'r dinystr wna ar gysur, moes, iechyd a bywyd. Syrth yr ebyrth i'w beddau wedi colli parch a bywyd yn gynar. Dywedir gresyn gan y teimladwy; ond gadewir i'r fasnach wnaeth y camwri fyned yn ei blaen i lithio a difetha eraill yn yr un wedd. Ni wiw ymyryd neu y mae gobaith elw rhywrai yn y perygl. Rhaid bod yn deg, meddir, tuag at y rhai hyny> a goddefir iddynt barhau i elwa ar waed calon ein cenedl. Pa hyd, Arglwydd, pa hyd ? All rhywun ddychmygu gymaint dedwyddach tret fuasai genym pe heb dafarn na diota ynddi ? Gall dirwestwyr fyw yn iach a hoyw heb y diodydd meddwol; gallant fasnachu a chyflawni eu dyledswyddau hebddynt. Yn wir gellir myned ymhellach, a dyweud eu bod yn cael eu hunain yn well, ac yn fwy cymwya at gyflawni gorchwylion bywyd heb na chyda. Y mae rhai wedi rhoddi prawf ar y ddwy ffordd, ac yn barod i dystio eu bod yn mhob gwedd yn well arnynt wedi troi o ffordd y dafarn i ffordd dirwest. Y mae eraill wedi cael arbed y boen a'r cywilydd sydd ynglyn ar yfed, ac wedi eu dysgu o'u mabyd i fyw yn sobr, Gwyn eu byd. Edrydd boneddwr ei fod wedi gweled tri cheffyl porthianus yn tynu llwyth trwm i fyny yr allt gyferbyn a'i ffenestr. Yr oedd y llwyth yn gofyn goreu'r tri anifail ar y fath riw serth; ac ni fuasent wedi dringo ei haner oni bae fod y gyrwr I yn ddyn caredig, ac yn gwybod y ffordd i gael y ceffylau i wneud eu goreu. Pan oeddynt yn apos i ben yr allt, dyna fachgen direidus heb yn wybod I i'r gyrwr, yn cysylltu mul truenus yr olwg arno wrth raff yn nglyn a'r drol y tu ol. Arafodd, safodd y Ilwytb, a dechreuodd ddyfod i lawr yr allt, er syndod i'r gyrwr, nes y gwelodd yr achos. Ie, dim ond mul haner newynllyd yn tynu tuag yn ol a thuag i lawr, yn trechu y meirch goreu ar yr allt. Yr ydym *edi gweled y mul hwn lawer gwaith, meddai Herber, yn tynu tuag yn ol, ao yn rhwystro achos dsionue yn ei flaen. GWYIIIVTB,
GOLF GOSSIP. [By COLONEL FOOZLER.] A fresh greenery is throwing itself over the links, and the pleasing sight rejoices the heart of the golfer who loves a new sward which brings a greater variety in "lies," and truer running greens. I am glad to learn that the Llanidloes Club have arranged for the better upkeep of their greens this season. What a pity! I have always thought that such a fine course—certainly one of the best in the county—should be studded with positively the worst kept greens I ever saw. On one occasion not so very long ago I engaged in a match on the Llanidloes course. When the greens were cut and rolled before that match I will not try to say, but it struck me that a few moons had waxed and waned in the interval. The art of putting was out of the question, yet I brought off some wonderful holes by going boldly for them with my heaviest cleek. The Llanidloes greens-splendid in body- could be made second to none in the shire, and when that is accomplished this charm- ingly situated course will court a deal of comparison. Just at present the Newtown links are in capital condition, and every fine evening members are out in strong force. But most of the tees are far from what they ought to be, and those two stiles that lead into the small field are still as dangerous and in- convenient as ever. Cannot somebody con- trive to dislocate a limb in climbing them, and so bring about their alteration ? This is not asking too much of an enthusiastic devotee. Welshpool Club are having a change of "pro." Weather vagaries have accounted for the postponement of the open competi- tion, for which quite a number of proficient ones are in readiness. When are the Club going to enlarge their present tiny greens ? I hear that an open competition is being organised for the Newtown course by the esteemed captain, Mr W. E. Pryce-Jones. So the genial Hon. Secretary informs me, and Mr Thomas is much enamoured of the idea. In competitive matters Mr Thomas evinces a rare interest, and of the club itself he is the life and soul. I have just perused one of the most re- cent golf publications, thanks to the favour of Mr Thomas, in which the writer reverses the whole system of teaching the game. Instead of starting the novice with the driver," which is, of course, the most difficult club to wield, he places the putter in his hands, and builds up his game with the mashie, iron, club, and hrassey. The idea is commendable, and though I venture to strongly differ from the author in certain theories, a close study of this volume and the practice of many of its lessons would, I am sure, substantially improve one's game. Here are a few cullings from it, which all classes of players would do well to memorise:— Putting.—Once you have got your line, and settled yourself, putt. Be deliberate if you will, but not, as so many are, mourn- ful, tragic, and funereal. Don't putt for the'hole. Get the hole out of your mind for all long putts. Use it to take your line by. Take a point a yard beyond it, and putt for that point. Don't mind if you are past it you can correct being too strong much more easily than you can the other thing-the fatal weakness of not being up. Make up your mind to putt across the hole. As you get nearer, reduce your yard, but bear this always in mind: it is better to be a yard past than a yard short, and you have had six feet more margin to your stroke, and the chance of holing out. You will find this will benefit your game. Mashie.—Grip firm stroke played prin- cipally with the wrist and forearms. The club will do the lofting for itself if you play the stroke. It is generally fatal if you start to lift the ball yourself. The Iron.—Stand easily and naturally, with the club, when soled, touching from heel to toe. A smooth swing throughout, and on no account raise or lower yourself as you transfer your weight. The Driver.—Don't tee too high a ball. Sols your club naturally. Do not relax your grip until the stroke is finished. Keep your eye a fraction of an inch behind the ball. Come away from the ball slowly, and gather speed in the upward swing. Concerning putting, another scribe ob- serves:—" Most players do not take the club far enough away from the ball. They seem to be afraid of hitting the ball too hard but a little practice will soon enable them to gauge the strength, and the ball will" be hit far more sweetly and truly when the club comes up to it from a foot or so away than if it is tapped or scraped, as it must be if the club is only drawn back a few inches. The club should always be taken back by the action of the left wrist. A great many players pull the club back with the right hand. This is a fatal method, and is the case of endless bad putting." But when all is said and done, to my mind the real secret of good putting is self- confidence. Everybody knows what a feel- ing of easy confidence can accomplish. We stand in wonderment while the professional sends off almost every ball with beautiful precision, or retrieves it successfully from awkward lies." Skill certainly comes into operation, but we are apt to forget that it is materially aided by that feeling of abso- lute confidence born of practice. In golf, confidence is the prime quality in the player who has learnt how to play. Without it a fellow may have his head crammed with book golf, and yet get along indifferently. Many players, like myself, doubtlessly find themselves occasionally all at sea in their putting. They are either too strong or too feeble, or their aim is wide they are all over the shop," so to speak, and al- though the irregularities of the green get the blame, they yet inwardly realise that something else is really responsible. In nine cases out of ten the cause is want of confidence. Playing the other day with a friend, I was invariably abreast of him at the greens, but there I consistently lost by execrable putting, and at the finish of the first round I stood a few holes to the bad. The second round I started with an mdinerence as to whether I won or lost the game, though, of course, resolved to play my best. On the greens I resolved to be up to the hole at all costs, and playing with confidence, I brought off such apparently marvellous putts as to quite stagger my friend. I either went down or lipped the hole, and the result was a victory. Confidence and nothing else brought it off. If one says to oneself, Well, after all, I am not playing for a kingdom," its wonderful what such feeling of easy confidence can account for. r At Machynlleth, I am told that the com- mittee are concentrating their attention upon the improvement of the course before thinking of engaging another pro." That is sensible. A capable groundsman—a man who thoroughly understands the making of good greens and tees-is the most useful servant for a young club, and not until the Machynlleth links are brought into excel- lent condition will the committee think it time to talk of pros."
Salt Lake Choir for Welsh Eisteddfod The King and QUePn have granted their patron- age to the National Eisteddfod of Wales for next year. It is announced that in addition to the two choirs from Scrdnton, Pennsylvania, which will compete at the Eisteddfod, the choir of the Taber- nacle, Salt Lake City, will also compete. The movement for bringing over this choir is being supported by the Bishops of the Mormon city, as well as by the residents of the Salt Lake and ad- joining territories. This is the choir that took ) the second prize at the choral competition at the International Eisteddfod in connection with the World's Fair at Chicago.
POLITICAL NOTES It is stated that the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer has come, or is on the eve of coming, to terms with the Nationalists in order to pass the Budget. Polling tpok place in the Ilkeston Division of Derbyshire to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Sir Walter Forster. The result was declared as followf% :-Colonel Seely (L) 10,204, Mr H. F. Wright (C) 6,871. THE LORDS AND TAXES. f The Lords made an incursion into the forbidden 1 regions of finance. The second reading of the oorrowing lowers Bill gave Lord Lansdowne the I opportunity to call attention to the financial position of the country, and in his speech he in effect repeated the complaints made by his friends in the Commons. He asked why the Government bad not introduced the Budget which they said was to be their first act in the new Parliament. If they .vould not do that, why would they not bring in the income tax resolution and so save a large part of the borrowing which this bill sanctioned P The action of the Government was calculated to prolong the chaos which t hey effected to depose. The Budget was described as a measure which would create a new heaven and a Dew earth, and they were told that it would be driven- rammed" he believed was the word- down their throats; but in spite of all that the Budget still hung Sre. THE REPLY. I The Earl of Crewe's answer to Lord Landown e courteous in form, was firm in substance. The raid on the sinking fund, and other things which the leader of the Opposition had complained of, was due to the action of the House of Lords. The proposal of Lord Lansdowne last session to take the unopposed clauses ot the Budget Lord Crewe I described as an olive branch shot out of a catapult. He was asked why they had not proposed a resolu- tion on the income tax, to be followed by a bill, and be told the Peerti that no question of wounded dignity prevented them taking that course. Wider and deeper questions than the noble lord seemed to imagine were involved, and Lord Crewe assured the Peers that the Government would not deliber- ately sacrifice the position which the Commons had won many years ago. The noble lord made use of the remarkable phrase that a state of war existed between the two Houses. The Govern- ment had taken the broad political ground that they would do nothing to split up their financial proposals, and to that position they would adhere. THE PEOPLE PREDOMINANT. The Lord Chancellor gave one of those weighty and impressive deliverances, whicb, whether they convince the peers or not, produce on them & temporary feeling of respect and awe. He did not "pare their feelings, for be declared that the troubles in which they were now involved were the first of the bitter waters fl^wicg from the original fountain, and there would be conse- quences which even now no one c- uid foretell. The situation had been created <;01.,1y and wholly by the unconstitutional and unjustifiable action of the Lords in interfering with the finances of the country. This, he said in his most solemn manner, was the beginning of strife which would never be abandoned by those who thought the House of Commons ought to be predominant in this matter. t THE DOMINANT ISSUE. Mr Rufus Isaacs (Solicitor-General), opening his election campaign at Reading, said that now, as in January labt, the dominant issue was the Lords' veto. The Government were proceeding by resolution because that means was the quickest of arriving at the decision of the House uf Com- mons. They were not going to press a Veto Bill if they knew it was to be defeated If the Lords. rejected the resolution the Prime Minister would a(tv.se the King what he (Mr Åquitt-) deemed the right course, and unless he could carry his 11 y proposal the Government would Resign office. If 'lnt.-ated now, the people's cause must ultimately triumph. THE TERRIERS." Mr Haldane's statement in moving the Army Estimates occupied nearly two hours. He was able to tell the House of the success of his Terri- torial Army scheme. He compared himself with the Prophet Nehemiah, who had rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. The Secretaty for War had recon- structed the Army, though there was one respect in which his experience differed from Neoemiah- the Prophet met with the hostility of the nobles, but in his (Mr Haldane's) case they had assisted him to carry out his Territorial scheme. He was prodigal of thanks to the Press, and said that even the theatre had come to his aid. It was, on the whole, a satisfactory and encouraging review of the state of our military forces. SIR SAMUEL EVANS. Sir Samuel Evans's appointment is popu- lar. Since he took silk he has increased in popularity, both on his circuit and in the profession generally. As a lawyer, he will be quite up to the present level of his Court, though it may be considered doubtful if the present generation will ever see a Divorce Court judge of the standard of Sir Francis Jeune. As a politician, Sir Samuel Evans will be missed in the House. He was un- questionably a strong Radical, and when he first stood for Parliament he declared him- self a Welsh Home Ruler. Before he entered the House he had made a considerable mark in politics, meeting Sir H. Vivian, the Liberal Unionist member for Swansea dis- trict, so successfully on the platform that the latter shortly afterwards gave his adhe- sion to the Home Rule cause. He was known to have been a strong opponent of the South African War, but he said little on the subject. He is a great authority on in- dustrial legislation. To women's suffrage lie was strongly opposed. The new Solicitor- General holds different views on that question. THE NAVY ESTIMATES. ENORMOUS EXPENDITURE. The Navy Estimates show, as was fully expected, a large increase. They amount to £40,603,000, as compared with E35,124,000 in 1909-10. The increase, therefore, is E5,461,000, and is due almost entirely to the vote for new construction, which has risen from £ 8,885,000 to £ 13,279,000. The programme of construction includes five large armoured ships (battleships or heavily armoured cruisers), in addition to the four contingent battleships which are to be laid down next month, five protected cruisers, twenty de- stroyers, and several submarines. Whatever else may be said of this programme, it shows the determination of the Government to maintain our superiority at sea. On April I there will be seven battleships under con- struction, and in the course of the year the number will rise to twelve. The Estimates ought to convince Germany that in this competition in naval construction she will not be allowed to get ahead, or .even to approximate to this country, and therefore, make her more ready to come to an under- standing. It is stated that the Admiralty demanded an increase of six millions on the Navy Estimates, and that the sum actually taken is the result of a compromise. Several Liberals are greatly disappointed at the growth of the Navy Estimates. CHURCHILL ON THE ARMY. In Committee of Supply on the Army Esti- mates, Mr Winston Churchill made an in- teresting speech giving the general progress and improvement made in the Army since the appointment of Mr Haldane. He pointed out that there was a better feeling among the military authorities, a. went on to speak of the inferiority of Mr Brodrick's plan to that of Mr Haldane's regime, which latter was also much cheaper. Also, there had been a great advance in the attitude of the civilian poulation towards the soldier. Mr Churchill expressed the view that we had now made a far better use of our re- sources.
The Earl of Carnwath was attacked with fatal illness in Victoria-street, London, and expired in a few minutes.
NEWS OF THE WEEK. Mr Sidney Webb states that in order to abolish unemployment, the State won d have to spend £ 2,000,000 for the first year, but the cost would fall rapidly in the years succeeding. A terrible disaster is repotted from British Columbia. A train engaged in clearing tracks on the Canadian Pacific Railway was overwhelmed by a snowslide, and over ninety ot the workmen -including several Italians and Japanese-were killed. Preparations are being made in Germany for a South Polar expedition under the leadership of First-Lieutenant Filcbner, who has already dis- tinguished himself as an explorer in Central Asia. An Arctic airship expedition is also in con- templation. Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg contributed an un- expected statement on Anglo-German relations to a prolonged naval debate in the Reichstag. The Chancellor insisted that in her naval development Germany was doing nothing secretly or in such a way as to excite the slightest suspicion of hos- tility to any Power. Just as obvious was her de- sire "unconstrainedty and frankly to cultivate friendly relations with England" The "free rivalry" between the two countries should be pro- secuted according to the principles of an honest merchant." 8Mr Andrew Carnegie has given 3,000,000 dols. to establish a fund for the benefit ot teachers in the leading cities ot the United States Board of Trade returns show tnat the value of British imports during February was £ 51,158.357, an increase of X69.,214 over the corresponding month of the previous year, and the exports £ 31,691,870, an increase of ^3,667,418. The in- crease in the exports was main y in grain and flour, which accounted for £ 1.020,511. London's County Council election realised the apprehension which had been entertained in Tory quarters. The Londoner t ok his electoral duty too lightly, the poll was Rmall, and the advantage in consequence lay unduly with the Progressives. The Municipal Reformers suffered a net loss of 21 seats. The cyclist of to-day is not content with riding his machine He wants to know how it is made. If he is told that a particular make of machine possesses points of superiority over others, he is not content to take the salesman's word for it. He wants tc know why it is superior The Raleigh Cycle Company have round that it is go"d policy nowadays to explain some of the processes of manufacture of the all-steel Raleigh to the public, and in pursuance ot that policy tb. yare at present showing in their window in Holborn Viaouct an automatic ball-guaging machine. By means of this machine all balls tor bearings are guaged to the 5/10,000 part of an inch, and any bail failing to pass this test is rigorously excluded from the all-steel Raleigh. The demonstration of the auto- matic gauging of the balls naturally attracts a large crowd. At the first annual meeting rf the North Wales Nursing Association, held in Rbyl on Tuesday, Lord Mosryn presiding, in reply to Mr Lloyd John, Miss Davies, Trebortb, said that tor the present, at any rate, Montgomeryshire preferred to have an independent association. It had been suggested that nothing had ever succeeded that Montgomery- shire had ever taken up in connection with orth Wales. Mr David Davies had handsomely sup- ported the Montgomeryshire Association, and it had been agreed that the North Wales Associa- tion and the Montgomeryshire Association should help one another in every possible way.—The Chairman: We hope they may see their way clear to join us by and by. South Africa won the rubber of the cricket test matches on Wednesday by defeating the English side by four wickets. Scores: South Africa, 207, and 175 for six wicketiz England. 203 and 178. The Canadian Northern Railway have de- cided to operate their new line of turbine passenger steamers from Avonmouth, Bristol. In the King's Bench Division, Frank Richard Palmer Raymond, farmer, of Here- ford, was awarded V-5,000 damages against. the London and North-Westem Railway Company for injuries sustained in the Shrewsbury railway accident. In the soap libel case at Edinburgh, the jury found for the plaintiffs, awarding £ 9,000 damages against the Daily Record,' Glas- gow, the verdict carrying costs. In the second action against the Associated News- papers, Limited, a verdict was agreed to with damages at £ 4,500 and costs. Widespread sorrow will be ielt at the passing away of the aged and saintly Bishop of Lincoln, who was scarcely less beloved by the Nonconformists of his diocese than by those he was wont to address as my dear people." The most conspicuous event of Dr King's twenty-five years' episcopal charge was the famous trial of 1888. A friendly question in the Commons gave the Chancellor of the Exchequer the oppor- tunity of declaring that the loss to the revenue of the current financial year from the rejection of the Finance Bill is esti- mated at approximately £ 28,500,000. It was impossible to say at present, he added, how much of this loss would ultimately be re- covered.
The Question of Health. The question of health is a matter which is sure to concern us at one time or another, especially when Influenza is so. prevalent as it is just now so it is well to know what to take to ward off an attack of this most weakening disease, this epi- demic catarrh or cold of an aggravating kind, to combat it whilst under its baneful influence, and particularly after an attack. for then the system is so lowered as to be liable to the most dangerous of complaints. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is acknowl- edged by all who have given it a fair trial to be the most specific remedy dealing with Influenza in all its various stages, being a preparation skilfully prepared with Quinine and accompanied with other blood purify- ing and enriching agents, "suitable for the liver ,digestion, and all those ailments re- quiring tonic strengthening and nerve in- creasing properties. It is invaluable for those suffering from colds, pneumonia, or any serious illness, or prostration caused by sleeplessness or worry of any kind, when the body has a general feeling of weakness and lassitude. Send for a copy of the pamphlet of testimonials, which carefully read and consider well, then buy a bottle (sold in two sizes, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d) at your nearest Chemist or Stores. But when purchasing see that the name Gwilym Evans" is on the label, stamp, and bottle, for without which none are genuine. Sole Proprietors:—Quinine Bitters Manufactur- ing Company, Limited, Llanellv, South Wales.
Borth Sportsman Drowned The body of Mr Frank Fielden, a Borth sports- man, who was drowned in the estuary of the River Dovey while duck shooting recently, was recovered on Monday. The bed of the estuary was dragged with nets, and the body was found in a pool near the entrance to the river Clettwr. Mr Fielden's two guns were also found near the same spot. A Tie in Radnorshire. The returns of the contested elections in Rad- norshire show that the Progressives gained two seats and the Conservatives four. Most of the gains were secured by very small majorities-two seats by two votes and one seat bv four. The fiaal result shows that the parties are equally balanced -twelve Progressives and twelve Conservatives. The aldermen, who do not retire, are alfo equally balanced A New Welsh Judge. A remarkable addition is announced to the already considerable number of appointments made by the Government since the General Elec- tion. His Majesty has conferred a peerage on the President of the Probate and Divorce Court en nis resignation of that high position, and Sir Samuel Evans, K.C the Solicitor-General, takes Sir John Bigham's plaae on the judicial Bench. Mr Rufus Isaacs, K.C., has been chosen to fill the Ministerial vacancy thus created, aDd will have to seek re-election. At the recent contest Mr Isaacs was returned by the modest majority of 207. Sir S. Evans's withdrawal from Parliament also of course, involves a by-election, but Mid-Glamorgan is one of the most Radical seats in Radical Wales. The Executive Committee cf the Miners' Federal tion has sanctioned the candidature of Mr Vernon Hartshorn for Mid-Glamorgan. The Labour Party, it is understood, also approves of Mr Harts- horn's candidature.
Montgomeryshire Old-Age Pensions. The monthly meeting of the Welshpool Pensions Sub-Committeo was held at the Town Hall, Welshpool, on Monday, when there were present Mr David Pryce (in the chair), Messrs W. Humphreys and R. Griffiths, with Mr C. Davies Jones (deputy clerk), and Messrs W. Perry, H. J. Molin- eux, G. Ulyett, and T. F. S. Forse (pension officers). Before proceeding with the business, Mr Pryce said he thought they should make Pryce said he thought they should make some reference to the lamented death of the Chairman of that committee, Capt. D. H. Mytton. He said: Capt. Mytton's death is a great loss to this county. He was an excellent administrator of the law. However much he opposed a bill he dis- liked when before Parliament, immediately it was put upon the statute book he admin- istered it loyally and consciously. By his death we have sustained a loss that will not soon be made up. He moved that a sincere vote of sympathy be passed with Mrs Myt- ton and family, with an expression of the appreciation of his services on this com- mittee. Mr R. Griffiths, in seconding, said that although Capt. Mytton was a Conservative and he was a Liberal, he always found him very fair in every respect, and always ad- mired him. Mr W. Humphreys also endorse the fore- going remarks. Twenty-four cases were dealt with by the committee. Ten claimants were allowed pensions of 5s weekly three 2s one was increased from Is to 3s two 4s to 5s and 1 3s to 5s. Three were deferred and four disallowed-two being in excess of means, one not being 70 years of age, and the other was disallowed owing to the applicant having suffered imprisonment and received poor relief.