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A famous war artist has passed away in the person of Mr Melton Prior, who in his long career had seen a score and more campaigns. .£60 of an increase was noticed in the passenger receipts of the Cambrian Railways last week, and merchandise, minerals, and live ttock also showed an improvement to the extent of £ 100. As the result of the polling in Walthamstow, Sir J. A. Simon, K.C., the new Solicitor-General, was returned by an increased majority, the figures being—Simon 16,673, Johnson 13,907, a majority of 2,766 as against 2,195 at the general election early in the year. According to the Postmaster-General's report- during the year ending March 31st, three thousand million letters were delivered, nearly a thousand million each of halfpenny packets and postcards, two hundred million newspapers, and one hundred and eighteen million parcels. One element of danger to the Spanish Monarchy is removed by the averting of what promised to become a new Moroccan crisis. Influenced by a change of attitude 'on the part of France, the Sultan has so far altered his own as to admit the principle of the indemnity demanded by Spain. Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons are holding their last sales for the year in the North Wales Repository, Wrexham, on Wednesday and Thurs- day, November 16th and 17th. Entries close by next Monday's post. Numerous entries of high- class horses are to hand, including 17 grand town mares and geldings from Messrs George Adams and Sons, Royal Prize Farms, Faringdon. Riotous scenes have taken place at the Cwmllynfell colliery, in the Swansea valley, where some men have been imported from another district to prepare a new pit for work. Regarding these strangers as blacklegs," the inhabitants of the local mining village attacked them on their way to the train, and afterwards did considerable damage to the colliery. The miners on strike at the Cambrian Combine's pits are urging the mechanics to join them, and the strike is likely to spread. The system of mixed farming as carried on in Canada is ideal for the rearing of poultry. In some of the Provinces, especially Ontario, encouragement is given to general farmers to i keep a few fowls on each farm.
KERRY: OBITUARY.—After a long and painful illness, borne with great fortitude, Mrs John Morgan, of Red House, passed away on the 27th ult. The late Mrs Morgan leaves a sorrowing husband and several children to mourn her loss, together with parents and many relatives at Aldress, Church- stoke. The remains were interred in Kerry Churchyard, on Monday, 31st October, and was largely attended. The Rev J. D. Hamer, Baptist minister, officiated at the house, while the service at the church and graveside was taken by the Rev Thomas Phillips, B.A., vicar. The under- taker was Mr D. Lewis, Newtown. The coffin was of oak, with brass mountings, and was made by Mr Maurice Arthur, Kerry. Many lovely floral tributes were sent by Sorrowing Husband and children, Mr and Mrs Yapp and Polly, Edward and Family,' George and Family,' pryce and Family,' Frank and Lucy" J. and A. Gwilt,' 'Mrs E, George, E. P. Wilding and Family, Family at New Inn,' Walter and Ede,' «Mr3 Saunders and Family," Jack and Maggie,' I Will, Emma, and Family, Maggie Ashbv, Auntie at Windy Hall,, I Tom and Mary Ann, at Block.' Nephews and Nieces, Newtown.'
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A Welsh General's Alarm.
A Welsh General's Alarm. General Francis Lloyd, C.B., D.S.O., unveiled a memorial erected at Vron, near Ruabon, to men who died in the South African War Speaking subsequently on the subject of in- vasion fears and possibilities. General LJoyd declared invasion was a possibility. He did not say, as some said, that we could be invaded in a very short time, and even if the invader were thrust back we should suffer fearful and heavy loss. If we were not safe w3 should be made S&The Navy at present stood supreme, but though the Army for its numbers was equal to to any army in the whole world, those numbers were not sufficient. He was not satisfiedwith the Territorial Army; they were short of 60,000 men. It was not a great thing to ask from the population of this country-a Territorial Army of 300,000 or 350,000 i. <. If they could not get those numbers they must have a conscript army. He did not say conscrip- tion was a bad thing, but it was better to have a voluntary army. He hoped they would do their best to make the Territorial Army strong and efficient.
The Question of Health.
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 bqttle (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 ProprietorsQuinine Bitters Manufactur- ing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
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Welsh Church Commission. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams and the mem- bers of the Welsh Church Commission authorise the publication, of the following: .0 The report has been signed to-day by a majority of the Commissioners, and this was done after taking the necessary steps to send the report to the Home Office for presentation to the King." Cabinet Changes. Viscount Morley's retirement from the India Office, over which he has held sway for five crucial years, is officially announced, together with the changes in the Cabinet consequent upon the veteran statesman's decision—a decision which is received with deep ana widespread regret. Lord Morley himself becomes Lord President of the Council, and is succeeded in his late post by the Earl of Crewe, who surrenders the Colonial Office to Mr Lewis Harcourt, while Earl Beau- champ, hitherto Lord President, it the new Commissioner of Works. Teachers out of work. A demonstration of unemployed school teachers was held in Trafalgar-square. The demonstra- tion was held on behalf of 4,000 unemployed teachers in the Metropolis and the provinces, and between 1,500 and 2,000 people were present in the Square. Dr Clifford delivered three speeches from different sides of the plinth. He said there were 300 teachers out of engagements, who had been refused solely because they were Non-con- formists. That was a great wrong, and one against which he had been protesting all his life. It was a wrong to the children, to the teachers, and to the ratepayers. The State had no business to bribe young people to be false to their con- victions and to forsake the creed of their fathers. He had prepared a list of cases in which appli- cants for situations had been refused. Oddfellows and State Insurance. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, replying to a deputation from the Manchester Unity of Odd- fellows, assured it that friendly societies would share fully in the State-aid to Insurance against sickness and invalidity. There would be nothing to prevent an insurer for the State's minimum further insuring with these societies to secure a maximum benefit. The dominating purpose of the Government was not only to respect the work done by sound friendly societies, but to do all in their power to continue and extend it. He handed to the Grand Master, in strict confidence, a copy of the provincial scheme for his examina- tion and observations thereupon. Tory Home-Rule. Lord MacDonald, speaking at the meeting of the Trinity College Historical Society, Dublin, gave a definition of devolution, in which he said he bad the concurrence of Lord Dunraven. The proposed system had no parallel in our colonies. It postulated the maintenance of an Imperial controlling Parliament at Westminister, a repre- sentative Irish Assembly, with legislative and administrative functions, controlling the execu- tive and dealing with purely Irish matters, and the establishment of an Irish Treasury, furnished with funds in the manner indicated in the Irish Council Bill. Also there would be the continu- ance of British Treasury responsibility for financ- ing land purchase, and reasonable financial recog- nition of the conclusions of the Royal Commission on the financial relations.
TO SUFFERERS FROM bksseess&ZESN I SKIN AM BLOOD DISEASES. I The specialists will tell you that all such com- by thoroughly purifying the blood. For cleansing jl H plaints as Eczema, Scrofula, Scurvy, the blood of all impurities, from whatever cause W B Bad Legs, Ulcers, A|jscesses, arising, there is no other medicine just as good ft W Tumours, Glandular Swellings, as "Clarke's Blood Mixture," that's why in g I Boils, Pimples, Sores and Eruo- thousands of cases it has effected truly remark- K I tlons Of all KlndS, Blood able cures where all other treatments have failed. I[ Poison, Rheumatism, Gout, etc., Start taking Clarke's Blood Mixture to-day, and | are entirely due to a diseased state of the you will soon have the same experience. blood, and can only be permanently cured H The Editor of the Family Doctor," London's SI ii Popular Medical Weekly, writes:—"We have B seen hosts of letters bearing testimony to the H seen hosts of letters bearing testimony to the H ( W *VBi truly wonderful cures effected by Clarke's Blood HI V Jm YlI I Am. ■ Mixture. It is the finest Blood Purifier that gj Science and Medical Skill have brought to light, B) and we can with the utmost confidence recommend fgt to subscribers and tbe public generally." H W J j! j I "CZarkes Blo,)dMixture Stores, 2/9 4er bottle, fij is entirely free from any and in cases contain- tU feison or metallic iin- tng six ttmn the H § V jtregnation, does not quantity 11/ or post gi V* J I contain any injurious free on receipt of fric. Jy ■A A I H I I HI flH ingredient, and is a. direct fr in the good, safe, and useful f>rietors, the Lincoln Jf* medicine."—Health. and Midland Counties ES Of mil Chemists and Drug. Co., Lincoln. |j Ham Oared Thousand*, X REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. 1 lWILL CURE YOU.
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Ii. O'R TWR. DWY LAW. Mae genyf dwy law, Rhai tyner a gwyn, Llaw chwith a llaw dde Yw enwau 'r rhai hyn; Mae pump o fysedd Bach, main, ar bob un, I gydio mown afal I'w roi wrth fy min. Ar ol iddynt dyfu Yn gryf a digraith, Cant wneuthur, 'rwy'n siwr, Fil filoedd o watth; A byddant yn barod Bob pryd, a phob man, Yn ddwylo a chalon I helpu y gwan. Mi roddaf fy nwylaw, A'm calon yn nghyd, I'r lesu fy Ngheidwad, Yn llawen fy mryd; Waith iddo o'i gariad, 'N lle'r ddwy law fach hyn, Ro'i 'i ddwy law dan hoelion Ar Galfari fryn. Ysgrifena y Parch D, M. Rees, cenhadwr yn Madagascar, yn Y Geninen' am Hydref, yn galw sylw at y gwahaniaeth rhwng nifer y cenhadon sydd ar y maes o eglwysi Gogledd America a rhai o eglwysi Cymru. Dy wed fel hyn:—" Dechreuwn gydag eglwysi Gogiedd America. Y mae gan- ddynt hwy genhadwr ar y maes am bob 4,000 o aelodau. Y mae gan eglwysi Eglwysi Rhydd Ysgotland un cenhadwr ar gyfer pob 1,200 o aelodau. Cura y Morafiaid hynyna eto: y mae ganddynt hwy genhadwr ar y maes ar gyfer pob 61 o aelodau yn yr eglwysi gartref. Ond gadawn y blaenaf a'r olaf, a chymerwn Eglwysi Rbyddion Ysgotland, yn engraipbt arall. Pe gwnaethai Annibynwyr Cymru fel y gwnaethant hwy, dylasai fod ganddynt 144 o genhadon-ac nid 22; a dylasai fod gan y Methodistiaid 154-acnid 24." Y mae adeg gwneud y casgliad blynyddol at y genhadaeth wrth y drws. Hyderaf y cyfrana pawb a allant eleni eto. Y mae galwadau y gwaith yn uwch. Gelwir arnom i helaetbu terfynau y meusydd a chymeryd i mewn ddarnau mwy o'r anialdir i'w trin. Dyna yw baich cenadwri y Gynhadledd yn Edinburgh,—gwneud mwy. Erys rhan helaeth o'r byd eto yn Bagan- aidd, ac y mae miliwnau yn marw heb glywed son am Geidwad. O'r ochr arall llawn pryder ydyw swyddogion y cymdeithasau gartref na chant ddigon i ddwyn y gwaith ymlaen fel y mae. Safed yr eglwysi yn gryf o'r ol iddynt fel y gallont fyned ymlaen yn ddewr. Ysgrifenodd Mr Arthur Chamberlain, cadeirydd Cwmni Kynoch a ch wmnion eraill yn Birmingham, ac felly yn gwybod beth ydyw both yn y byd masnachol, i alw sylw at yr hysbysrwydd rydd Bwrdd Masnach am allforion y Deyrnas hon. Dywed fod y defnyddiau gwneuthuredig anfonir allan o'r wlad hon yn dod i werth ^66 14s 4c y pen o'r holl drigolion, tra nad yw yr un allforion o Ffrainc ond Y,3 Is 10c y pen, ac o'r Almaen -123 98 y pen, ac o'r Unol Talaetbau ond £ 1 14s 2c y pen. Fel pe gallem atal i'r gwledydd hyny anfon nwyddau i'r wlad hon, ac iddynt hwy dalu y pwyth yn 01 a ni, byddai ein gwneuthurwyr, yn feistriaid ac yn weithwyr yn fawr ar eu colled. Mantaia fawr i weithwyr y wlad hon yw fod dorau ei masnach yn rhydd agored i'r holl fyd. Cawn felly y cynyg cyntaf ar bob uwyddan, ac yn y pen draw gyda nwyddau y telir am danynt. Nid yw arian ond cyfrwng masnach, o'r tu ol i arian y mae nwyddau. Rhoddir gwaith felly i ddarparu nwyddau i'r gyfnewidfa. Ond dywedir wrthym, welwch chwi gymaint o betbau sydd yn dod i mewn. Dywedwn ninau welwch chwithau gymaint mwy sydd yn myned allan. Gwnewch a alloch dros yr lesu fel y delo ei deyrnas Ef. Nid yw yn agos o gymaint pwys fod unryw en wad crefyddol yn cael y blaen. Gwnewch eich goreu chwi i godi y deyrnas trwy yr enwad y perthynwch iddo. Y mae dylelswydd flaenaf dyn yn ei gartref, ac wrth ddyrchafu hwnw y mae yn gwneud rhy wbeth at godi y byd. Hyny ydyw os yw yn gallu codi hwnw heb wneud pant o'i gwmpas. Amcan rhai yw codi eu darn hwy er, ac weithiau trwy, greu pant o'i ddeutu. Gwelwch felly yr erys y cyfartaledd yr un,—y mae y byd yn yr unfan. Gofaler am beidio pantio wrth geisio codi. Gwna ewyllysiwr da yr lesu ei oreu ar i bob rhan gydgodi ac felly i'r cyfan ddod yn uwch. Gwelais am rywun wrth adael miloedd ar ei ol yn mynegi yn ei ewyllys ei fod wedi bwriadu gadael arian at acbosion dyngarol, ond ei fod yn peidio oblegid fod y doll i'r l'ywodraeth mor fawr. Meddyliais am y gair hwnw, Gwell yw un aderyn mewn llaw na dau yn y berth. Daw yr arian i'r llywodraeth yn wasanaeth i'r cyhoedd oni bae am danynt hwy deuai y baich ar y treth- dalwyr yn drymach. Gwell yn ddios yw gwneud yn sicr o ryw gymaint oddiar fath y testamentwr hwn nac ymddiried y ceid rhywbeth trwy ei ewyllys. Gallasai yntau osgoi talu y doll ar ol iddo farw pe rhoddasai yn ei fywyd. Os oes rhywun yn digio wrth y death duties rbodded yn ei fywyd; a gwneled ei oreu i fyw am fiwyddyn wedi rhoddi. Y llyfrau sydd yn orau i ni yw y rhai sydd yn peri i ni feddwl mwyaf. Y ffordd anhawddaf i ddysgu yw trwy ddarllen hawdd. Cyffelyb yw llyfr mawr o law meddyliwr mawr i long,—llong llawn o feddyliau, llwythog o wirionedd,—y mae yn dlws hefyd. Hwylia ar y cefnfor, yn cael ei gyru gan awelon y nef, tyr for undonog bywyd, gan adael olion dysglaer prydferth, yn ymledu ar ei hoi.—Theodore Parker. Yr oedd Humphrey Owens, Berthen-Gron, yn pregethu ar yr heol yn Nghonwy, pryd y daeth y cwnstabl ato i ddweyd fod yn rhaid iddo ddod ar unwaith gydag ef at yr ynad. Aeth yntau a gofynodd yr ynad yr hwn oedd hefyd yn berson y plwyf, Beth yw yr achos fod eich bath chwi yn dyfod ar draws gwlad i afionyddu ar y bobl ? "Yn siwr, syr, yr oedd perffaith lonyddwch yn ein plith ni hyd neR y daeth y cwnstabl atom oddiwrthych chwi; hyny, syr, yn unig a barodd yr aflonyddwch." A fedrweh chwi Roeg ?" Yn wir, syr, mae yn bynod dda gen i fod lesu Grist yn deall Gymraeg yn dda; ac yn yr iaith hono yr oeddwn i yn llefaru." Gan fwriadu codi arswyd ar y pregethwr dywedodd yr ynad wrth yr heddgeidwad, Gwna dy hun yn barod i fyned a'r dyn yma i Gaernarfon i'w roi yn llaw y press-gang." Gadawsant Humphrey Owens wrtho ei hun, gan ddisgwyl y gwnai ymostwng, ac addaw peidio troseddu mwy. Wedi hir-ddisgwyl yn ofer anfonodd yr ynad y ceisbwl i ddyweud wrtho, "Mae fy meistr yn dyweud y gellwch fyned i ffordd." Ond gan ddilyn esiampl Paul yn Philippi, atebodd y pregethwr gwrol o Sir Ffiint, "Ewch chwithau at eich meistr a dywedwch wrtho nad af fi ddim i ffordd oddieithr iddo ef ei hun ddyfod a fy ngollwng i yn rhydd." Ac fel y bu yn Philippi felly y gorfu iddi fod yn Nghonwy y dwthwn hwnw. Gall ceredigion dirwest gymeryd cysur a rhoddi diolch wrth weled gymaint sydd wedi ei enill erbyn heddyw. Rhaid hefyd ymegnio a gweithio fel y byddo yforu yn llawer gwell. Nid anghen y dydd yn awr ychwaith yw beirniaid ac achwynwyr. Gafaeled pob un yn y darn gwaith agosaf ato a gwnaed ef. Hyrwydda hyny y mudiad ymlaen yn rhyfeddol. Gwaith distaw, parhaus, dirwg- nach sydd yn gwneud ei olyny diwedd. Gwerth- fawr iawn ydyw fod dirwest yn meddu ei lie yn addysg yr ysgol ddyddiol, a hyny ar orchymyn y prif awdurdod. Yr ydym hefyd yn croesawu y tai dirwestol, llyfrgelloedd, darllenfeydd, &c., rhai yn rhoddion Mr Davies ac eraill yn gynyrch ymegniad Ueol. Daw y rhai hyn yn fwy cyffredinol o fiwyddyn i fiwyddyn. Yr hyn sydd eisieu yw dysgu ieuenctyd ein gwlad i wneud y defnydd goreu ohonynt. Symudodd John Roberts, awrleisydd (dyna air Ap Vychan am y clock maker), o Rbiwabon i Wrecsam. Pan oedd yno, ceisiodd gwrthwynebydd rhwysgfawr a gwyntog iddo ei ddychrynu a'i ddigaloni, drwy argraffu ar ei arwyddfwrdd ei fod yn "awrleisydd o Lundain." l'r diben o ollwng ychydig o'r gwynt allan o hono, rhoddodd John Roberts ar ei arwyddfwrdd yntau, ei fod yn "awrleisydd o Rhiwabon;" ac atebodd hyny yr amcan yn dda. Mab iddo oedd y Parch Peter Roberts fu'n dal bywioliaeth Llanarmon, ac ar ol hyny yn Halcin. Yr oedd yn ysgolhaig trwyadl, yn hynafiaethydd manylgraff, yn dduwinydd galluog ao yn seryddwr campus. Pan ofynoda rhyw wr i Horsley, Esgob Llanelwy, a oedd efe yn adnabod un Peter Roberts, atebodd, "Diau fy mod, nid oes ond un Peter Roberts yn y byd."— Ap Vyohan (6639). GWTLIWB.
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LLANLLWCHAIARN. ALL S\INTS' CHURCH.—Services in connection with the Dedication and Harvest Festival were held in the above Church on Sunday, the 30th ult., and Tuesday last. The Church had been very beautifully decorated for the occasion. By the kind permission ot Lady Pryce-Jones the decora- tions at the East end and nave were carried out by Mr Ferguson, gardener at Dolerw, while the DuIDit was under the charge of Mrs Edward Powell, and was carried out by Mr Beddoes, gar- dener, Plasybryn. On Sunday there was Holy Communion at 8-30, the celebrant being the Vicar, and at 11 and 3 o'clock the Rev J. Abel delivered apprdpriat9 addresses, and at the 6 o'clock service the Rev D. Basil Jones, rector of Penstrowed, delivered a very interesting address. The singing was, as usual, very good, under the able conductor- ship of Mr G. H. Ellison. Miss Turner sang the solo,' The Better Land,' remarkably well, while the choir rendered the anthem, What are these,' splendidly. The church was crowded, and the thankofferings were given to the St. Asaph Church Extension Society. On the following Tuesday (All Saints' Day) there were Matins and Holy Communion, and at 11-30 and 7-30 evensong and sermon. The service was taken by the Vicar, Rev J. Abel, Rev J. Evans Hughes, the special preacher being the Rev J. D. Jones, vicar of Saxilly, Lincoln, who delivered a powerful and eloquent sermon "to a large congregation. The singing was again very good, and Mrs H. C. Lewis presided at the organ with great skill. The thankofferings were given to Foreign Missions.
LLANFAIR-CAEREINION. A LETTER FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.— The following is a copy of a letter received by Miss Elspeth Montrose in acknowledgment of receipt of poem on the death of Prince Francis of Teck: Marlborough House, Pall Mall, S.W., 1st November, 1910. Madam, -The Queen commands me to write and thank you very much for so kindly sending her a copy of your poem in memory of Prince Francis of Teck. The Queen is grateful to you for your expression of sympathy with Her Majesty. —Yours faithfully, E. W. WALLINGTON. Miss Elspeth Montrose.
TREFEGLWYS. THE members of the Trefeglwys Branch of the North Wales Temperance Union were entertained to tea by Mrs Owen, Chester, on Tuesday last. Although the elements proved unfavourable, a fair number attended. Mrs Tudor, Rhydyoarw, and Miss Mary Thomas, Isfryn, acted in the capacity of teamakers, whilst the catering was efficiently carried out by Mr Robert Hughes, Gleiniaut. In the evening a public meeting for women was held in Glainiant Schoolroom under the presidency of Mrs Evans, Temperance House. Solos, recitations, and addresses were given by various members of the branch, which were greatly appreciated. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to Mrs Owen for her generosity, on the proposition of Miss Bebb, Ystradfaelog.
CARNO. THE anniversary of the C.M. Sunday schools was held at Peniel Chapel on Sunday, Mr Morys Jones, District chairman, presiding, when the Rev D. Davies, Saron, examined the school as follows: Juvenile classes on the Mother's Gift' and His- tory of Joseph'; the intermediate classes in the History of Jacob,' and the adults in the 3rd chapter of the Epistle to the Philippians. Re- ports of the various branches weie given by Messrs R. Williams, superintendent of Peniel school; Hugh Evans for Dreflan school; and William Evans for Cledan school. Mr Richard Jones, J.P., Pendinas, also gave an excellent address on "The Sunday School Teachers." The following delegates were present: Messrs J. R. Jones and D. H. Evans, Llandinam; Zechariah Jones and T. Humphreys, Saron; D. Evans and James Williams, Trefeglwys E. H. Jones, Caer- sws; Moses Owen, Newtown; Abraham Owen and J. Thos. Jones, Carno; and secretary (Mr R. W. Davies). The juvenile classes (under Miss Elsie Lloyd's leadership) gave beautiful renderings from Sankey's Songs and Solos, etc., which were very much appreciated. The meetings throughout were successful.
DOLFOR. FLOWER SERVICE.—Letters of thankful recog- nition have been received by Miss Davies, vicarage, as follows:- Wat,.reress and Flower Girls' Chris- tian Mission: Mr Groom begs to thank the dear Dolfor children most heartily for so kindly sending the lovely flowers, which are indeed most accept- able.—London Hospital: The matron desires me to acknowledge the very nice flowers which we have received from the Childrens' Flower Service, and to express her thanks for kindness in keeping our hospital in remembrance. The flowers were in a delightfully fresh condition on arrival, and have been sent to the wards. Our East-end patients are so fond cf flowers, and very much ap- preciate the kindness of the Dolfor children in bringing pleasure to those in our great hospital. Similar grateful thanks were sent by the Church Extension Association, and all the letters were read from the pulpit on Sunday 23rd inst. It must be very gratifying to the donors, little and big, to hear that their gifts have given such pleasure to the sick and injured inmates, whom they will never probably see, know, or meet. DIOCESAN INSPECTION.-Report of May 27th says Every subject is very good." Discipline and tone excellent, though not quite up to usual high standard. The school passed a very credit- able examination in religious knowledge. Certifi- cate entry as follows:—"The religious teaching continues to be of a highly-satisfactory character. -J. Hamer Lewie." Certificates have been won by Price Morgan and Henry Morgan, Tanyglog; Fannie Jandrell. Old Court; John Morgan, Bryn- dyfach; Arthur George. Penhempen; Edward Davias, Waen; Vincent Davies, Waen; Priscilla Morgan, Tygwyn; Elsie Smout, Bwlch Cottage; Albert Price, Caellanau; Abram Jones. Cwm Charles Evans. Gilfach; Gertrude Williams, Yer- chan Sarah Williams, Cwmgegfron. Honours certificates: Jonathan Price, Caellanau; Annie Jandrell. Old Court; Annie Smout, Bwlch Cot- tage. Day School prizes: Regular attendance for three years, given by County Council, were won by Arthur Morgan and Priscilla Morgan, Labour- in-Vain, Essay and map prizes, given by David Davies, Esq., M.P., were both won by Annie Smout, Bwlch Cottage. It is a great pity that so many children, through careless and bad attend- ance, fail to gain the watches, books, etc., offered to all. Sincere thanks are due and hereby accorded to those who so generously provide such valuable awards.
TREGYNON. CONCERT.—Steps are being taken to organise a concert for the benefit of the widow and family of the late Mr R. Thomas. A meeting of the committee, under the chairmanship of the Rector, was held in the schoolroom on Tuesday evening to complete the arrangements. The services of a contingent of the Newtown Wesleyan Church Choir have been offered and gratefully accepted, to give a concert at Tregynon School on Friday next. OBITUARY.—The funeral of the late Mr Richard Thomas, parish clerk, took place on Saturday week. A large number of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. At the house the Rev D. B, Edmunds read a portion of scripture, and the Rev M. Martin offered up prayer. In the Church the Rector read the burial service and gave a short address. Hymns were sung by the choir, and the organist (Mrs Calvert) played the Dead March as the funeral cortege left the Church. A large number of beautiful wreaths were sent. Deceased was the youngest son of the late Mr David Thomas, tailor (who also held the office of parish clerk for a number of years), and leaves a widow and family of eight young children to mourn his loss. The Rector feelingly referred to the deceased in the course of an address the following Sunday, and special hymns were sung. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening week the Young People's Guild terminated their session by giving an entertainment in the schoolroom. There was a packed audience, over which Mr Scott Owen ably presided. The first part of the programme consisted of marches, dances, songs, and choruses, entitled Fairies of the Seasons," which were well executed by the juvenile njem- bers of the Guild, the seasons being represented by—(Spring) Minnie Careless, May Corfield, Gladys Pugh, Evan Pugh, (Summer) Christine Hall, May Jackson, Sadie Jackson, Gwendoline Jones, (Autumn) Edie Carnaffin, Julia Edwards, Norah Jones, Lily Thomas, (Winter) Ilene Cor- field, Xarian Calvert, Nancy Jackson, Gwendoline Thomas. The queen of the fairies was Miss Lily Phillips, a number of juveniles forming the chorus. Part two consisted of a comedetta entitled "My wife's relations." The characters were-Arthur Lambe, Mr Harry George; Cousin I Hector, Master Ben Phillips; Tom Tyrrell, Mr Russell; Uncle Dobson, Master W. Gittins John James, Master H. Foster; Mrs Lambe, Miss Elsie Jones; Mrs Frankland, Miss Lily Phillips; Sister Emma, Miss Polly Lewis; Aunt Patience, Miss Linda Phillips; Aunt Charity, Miss Vera Hall. The accompanists were Mrs Martin and Misses Hall and Trow. During the interval Miss Morgan (Manafon Rectory) gave a solo entitled Trea- sure," and a duett, Maying," was ably rendered by Mr and Miss Morgan. The amateur comedians well sustained their respective parts, Cousin Hector" being especially well portrayed by Master Ben Phillips, as was also the characters taken by Mr H. George, Misses E. A. Jones, L. Phillips, and Vera Hall, the humorous scenes causing roars of laughter. The dances of the juveniles showed that some pains had been bestowed upon their training by Mrs Martin, and the Fairy Revel," performed by May Corfield, Christine Hall, Norah Jones, and Gwen Thomas, afforded much pleasure and merriment, and reflected great credit upon Miss N. Scott Owen, by whom they had been taught. At the close votes of thanks were heartily accorded the Chairman for pre- siding, Mr and Mrs Martin, Miss Scott Owen, and all those who had taken part and helped to make the entertainment a success.
LLANWNOG. THE BIP.DS.-For the last ten years (writes our Caersws Correspondent) I have noted that our own singing birds cling to this picturesque little village some weeks alter they have departed from the Ancient City. Their favourite resort is the old yew tree in the churchyard, which has been the haunt of the feathered tribe for hundreds of years.
SARN. Jast received a fine lot of Ladies' useful Box Calf Boots, with stout soles, for Winter wear; price, 7/9; get a pair, and be comfortable.-R. RICKARDS, 30, Bridge-street, Nbwtown THE annual meetings of the Kerry and Sarn Amalgamated Auxiliaries to the British and Foreign Bible Society were held in both villages on Sunday, October 30th. The chair of the meet- ing at Kerry was taken by the Rev T. Phillips, and at Sarn by Mr Richard Morgan, Snowfields. Thanks to the energy of the lady collectors, the Treasurer (Mr E. Evans, Sara) was able to an- nounce a total collection of X14 Is., Kerry having contributed X7 3s 9d and Sarn X6 17s 3d, The meetings were addressed by the Deputation (Rev Griffiths, and terminated with the usual votes of thanks.
MOCHDRE. EISTEDDFOD.—On Thursday the annual eistedd- fod was held at the Pentre Baptist Chapel, when Mr J. Arthur Jones, of the N. and P. Bank, New- town, presided over a large attendance, despite the unfavourable state of the weather. The meeting opened with an address by the President. The adjudicators were—Music, Mr D. Davies, Llanidloes, and literature, Rev J. Ll. Thomas, New Chapel, and Mrs R. Thomas, The Glog, ac- companied. The various competitions resulted as follows :-Children's solo (under 14), No. 236 Sankey's Hymns, S. A. Jones and C. J. Morgan, 1st and and second prizes equally divided; chil- dren's recitation, 22nd ch. Proverbs, 1, L. Joseph soprano solo,' The Better Land,' 1, Miss S. Hamer; unpunctuated reading, 1, Miss J. Morgan; bass solo, Honour and Arms,' 1, Mr S. W. James; duet,' Where rolls the Cauvere,' prize awarded to Messrs R. and J. Lewis challenge recitation, 1, Mr J. Owen; male voice, < Crabbed Age and Youth,' prize divided between Mochdre United and Pentre United impromptu speech, subject, 'My Life's History,' prize divided between John Owen and George Jones mixed voice quartettte, 'Twas on a Bank of Daisies Sweet, 1, Miss B. Price, Mr James Hamer, Miss S. Hamer and Mr J. Lewis; humorous anecdote, prize awarded to Mr George Jones; tenor solo, 'Once Again,' 1, Mr R. Lewis; trio, 'Disdainful of Danger,' 1, Messrs B. Price, R. Lewis, J. Lewis: impromptu discussion, Which is best, Married or Single Life, prize divided between Messrs George Jones and M. Edwards and Messrs J. Owen and J. Pugh challenge solo, 1, R. Lewis; mixed voice, 'It's a Bonnie World,' 1, Mochdre United. During the evening an interesting presentation took place, when Mrs R. Thomas, Glog, was made the reci- pient of a gold watch and chain, suitaoly in- scribed, and a purse of gold, on the occasion of her marriage and departure, and in recognition of services rendered as organist for 11 years. Mr Pugh made the presentation, and spoke of the good work done by Mrs Thomas. Mr J. Morgan, The Glog, father of the recipient, suitably returned thanks. Mrs Thomas will be succeeded by Miss Maude Bowen, Digwm. At the clise of the meet- ing a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the president, adjudicator, and accompanist, Mr Joseph and family, Lliddyardu, for their premises and for the provision of refreshments.
CAERSWS. THE Caersws Village Hall Competitive Meeting and sacred concert to be held on Saturday and Sunday, the 12th and 13th inst., form the chief" topic in the Ancient City and neighbourhood. From all that we hear and see the whole concern will be a grand success. The presence of such a notable musician as Mr Tom Thomas, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M. (baritone), as the special artute crowns the whole proceedings. This gentleman will also act as musical adjudicator at the competitive meeting. Mr Thomas was specially appointed as voice trainer and singing teacher for the short courses in music at the University College, Aber- ystwyth, during the last two summer months. He received his early tuition under the care of Mr Charles Lunn, the great teacher and writer on the philosophy of the voice. Thus all intending competitors, who we understand are very numer- ous, will be judged by a reeognised authority Mr Thomas will sing in the competitive meeting on Satuiday evening, and on the Sunday evening in the sacred concert, which will be presided over by Mr Edward Jones, J.P., Maesmawr Hall. All musical people will do well to book these two days for such a fine musical treat.—Caersws Corres- pondent. A PUBLIC TEA.—On Tuesday a public tea was held in the Village Hall under the auspices of the Caersws United Temperance Society. At 7-30 a public meeting was held over which Mr J. T. Williams, Rhianfa, presided. Addresses were delivered by Mr Edward Rees, J.P., the Rev G. Bedford Roberts, and that popular lecturer, Miss Maglona Rees, Machynlleth (literary secretary of the North Wales W.T.A.) Considering the miser- able wet evening the attendance was excellent. All the speeches were fluent and very attractive. The address of the evening was that of Miss M. Rees. This was her first appearance on a public platform in the Ancient City. She is an eloquent temperance speaker, and should she again appear here she will have a grand reception. The Society is commencing its new session with bright pros- pects. The new election of officers Las given great satisfaction. They are as follows Mr J. T. Williams, president; joint secretaries, Miss Francis, Porth Farm, and Mr Norman, Spoonley, Glyne-square; and treasurer, Miss Martha Evans, Clatter Council School. There is another great acquisition in the fact of having the Rev G. Bedford Roberts, Wesleyan minister, and Mr Edward Rees, J.P. (father of Dr. Davies Rees), who have come to reside in the Ancient City, and have actively identified themselves with the society.
LLANBISTER. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—The anniver- sary of the P.M. Sunday School at Cwmygaist, Llanbister Road, proved to be record gatherings this year. Meetings were held on Sunday after- noon and evening, October 16tb, and another on Tuesday evening, 18th October. On Sunday, Mr Ivor Harries presided, when recitations and selec- tions by the Choirs (adults and juniors), together with appropriate addresses by Mr Harries and others, made up a very interesting and enjoyable programme. Good collections were taken, and altogether the meetings were a great success. Mrs Millward rendered assistance in her usual kindly manner.—On Tuesday, October 18th, the annual Sunday School tea was held in tbe School- room, when the trays were held by Mrs Bound, assisted by Mrs Harris and Miss May Bound; Mrs Jones, Pentre, assisted by Miss L. Palfrey; Mrs Evans, Llwynycaedu, assisted by Mrs Bound- forp, Bank. The cutting of bread and cake was done by Miss Williams, who was assisted by Miss Wilding, In the evening the third entertainment was held in the chapel, when the chair was taken by Mr W. A. Roberts, Knighton. The Choir was conducted by Mr James Palfrey, and Miss May Bound led the Children's Choir. Miss A. Bound presided at the organ. A good programme of recitations, solos, quartettes, and selections by the Choirs was again performed in a very creditable manner, and a vote of thanks to all the workers, proposed by the Chairman, and seconded by the Rev. R. Rose (Circuit minister), was heartily taken up. POUND BAPTISTS.—The annual tea and enter- tainment was held in connection with the Baptist Sunday School on Friday, October 21st. The tea was laid in the Schoolroom, when the trays were held by Miss Sophia Morris, Cwmllechwedd, assisted by Misses Ethel Morris and A. Meredith Miss Annie Morris, assisted by Miss Richards, Brynwidog, and Miss James, Tynryn; Miss Fanny Davies, Ddol, assisted by Miss Lizzie Davies, Crosscynon, and Miss Jessie James, Rbyhir. The bread and cake table was in charge of Mrs Richards, Tower Hill, Mrs Ruff, Caeglas, and Miss Price, New House. The water was boiled by Mr Aaron Davies, Cwmllechwedd, assisted by Mr R Jones, who kindly lent his smithy for the occasion. The water carriers were Messrs Penry Davies and Noel Pugh. Mr P. Smith attended to stove near tea-room. Mrs J. Davies, Brynnelyn, acted as door-keeper. The whole of the proceedings were superintended by Mr John Morris, Tyllwyd.-In the evening the entertainment was held in the Chapel, when the Pastor (Rev. E. H. Dight) pre- sided. A long programme of recitations, dia- logues, with selections at intervals by the Choir, under the leadership of Mr E. Morris, was per- formed with much success, and reflected great credit upon the trainers and teachers. There was a large attendance as usual.
WELSHPOOL. THE DAIRY.—Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British male.-Call and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Advt. UNPLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.—The wife of John Davies, 19, Raven-street (the xStone Quarry foreman), appeared at the Borough Sessions last Tuesday to charge Annie Williams, a young woman living in Clifton-street, with having assaulted her 12-year-old daughter, Iris, In answer to the charge defendant admitted, I did do it; but I was in a bit of a passion! "-The little girl said that she went for a walk up Llanerchydol drive after ecming out of Sunday School on October 16th. With her were other children who called defendant names, but she didn't. Defendant came and smacked her across the face, kicked her, and borrowed a stick off a little boy and cut her across the hand.—Defendant explained in C urt that she, too, had gone for a walk that Sunday afternoon, and Iris Davies was the only one she caught calling her names. Defendant said, Iris, will you be quiet ? But the little girl refused, and kicked her. Defendant did beat her on the hand-it wasn't very nice to be called such names,—but she requested her to be a good girl, and then she would not tell her mother. She aggravated me," added defendant, who was fined 2s 6d including costs. MAYOR-MAKING MEETING Welshpool Borough Council starts a new year next Wednesday, when the first quarterly meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at 12 o'clock noon. The agenda consists of the following 18 items 1.—Election of Mayor. 2.—Election of Aldermen. 3.-Confirmation of minutes. 4.-Report of result of Election. 5.-Appointment of Returning Officers. 6.- Sanitary Inspector. 7.— Medical Officer. 8.— Governor of Bangor College. 9.— Director on Board of Llanfair Railway. 10.—Appointment of Trustees of Castie-Caereinion Charities. 11.—Appointment of Representatives on the Guils- field Joint Burial Board. 12.-Votes of thanks to the Mayor. 13.— Officials. 14.—Correspondence since last meeting. 15.—Dates of Quarterly Meetings. 16.—Appointment of Committees and time cf meeting. 17.-Christmas Markets. 18.-List of Attendances. PIG-DEALEtt PENALIZED.—A Buttington farmer and pig-dealer, John Thomas, of Garbetts Hall, did not appear at the Borough Sessions last Tuesday to answer a charge of selling two pigs without entering the transaction in a register. P.C. Arthur Price said that on October 18th he visited Garbetts Hall and inspected the register which defendant kept as a pig-dealer. He asked defendant about two pigs which he admitted having sold to Thomas Jones, Hope, Buttington, on the 3rd. There was no recoid of this sale, and defendant said he did not think it was necessary. —Replying to the Bench, P.S. J. A. Hughes said that all the pig-dealers had been supplied with a register. A farmer could sell pigs that he had reared on his own farm without having a register. But when he bought and sold again he had to enter the particulars in a register.—Mr D. Pryce Owen: Can you prove that the pigs he sold were pigs he had bought ?-P.C. Price: He bought them in Hickman's auction at Welshpool.-Ser- geant Hughes observed that the proceedings were taken under a County Order for the regulation of swine.—Mr Pryce Owen: We are not supposed to know anything outside our little parish (smiles). —Sergeant Hughes: But we are.-P.C. Price, in reply to the Justices' Clerk (Mr C. Pryce Yearsley), said that there were entries in the defendant's register.—The Mayor (after a consul- tation with his colleagues): Mr Thomas is fined Is and costs.—The Justices' Clerk: 8s costs. How TO INSPECT LODGINGS.—The Welsh De- partment of the Board of Education drew the County School Governors' attention last Wednes- day to the need for ensuring that pupils not residing with their parents should be accom- modated in properly licensed lodgings.—Mrs Humphreys-Owen: At one time we had a list of lodgings, and I went through them all. I only destroyed the list the other day, when I was destroying a lot of papers.—The Chairman (Mr Forrester Addie): Would you kindly undertake the work again, Mrs Humphreys-Owc-n ?-Mrs Humphreys-Owen: I can't. I'm too far off.- The C Li airman, euggestad that Mr Charles Shuker and Mr John Pugh would act.—Mrs Humphreys- O wen: Mr Shuker, you can take Mrs Shuker with you—Mr Shuker suggested the appoint- ment of Mrs Addie as lodging-house inspector.— Mrs Humphreys-Owen: It's rather an awkward thing for a man. It's always a woman you see looking at the things. You must iurn the bed things up-you must see that it is clean. As to the comfort I thought it was a matter for the mothers, whether the mattress was soft and all that. What I thought it my business to do was to see whether the windows would open properly, and that the things were clean and the sanitary arrangements suitable, and that there was a quiet place where the girl could do her work in.- The governess then agreed to appoint Mrs Addie. PRIZE-DAY SIDELIGHTS.—That educational in- stitution, the Prize-Day, generally suggests ideas of giving away certificates, presenting books, a more or less interesting speech bv some important man, and then tea for the parents and other guests. But at the County School Governors' meeting last Wednesday, Miss J. Bingham, M.A., the headmistress threw some interesting side- lights en the prize-giving institution. She sug- gested that, if the question of date came before the meeting, that it might not be fixed for this term, as the season was so late. Every time prize-giving had been given in November or December, Miss Bingham had serious cases of illness-vne nearly fatal, through pneumonia and pleuri&y. The date did not affect the boys, whose dress-suits were much like their school clothing. But it did affect the girls, who put on summer dresses, which did not protect them sufficiently when going home after dancing. Miss Bingham suggested that the prize-day should not be fixed between November and March and that it was more successful in the school than in the Town Hall.—The Chairman (Mr Forrester Addie) having invited an expression of opinion, Mr John Pugh said they did not want the children to run any risks.—Mr Joseph H. Davies: If the prize- day is postponed till April, it seems to have no connection with the examination results of the previous summer.—The governors ultimately decided to have the prize-day in December. A committee was appointed to make arrangements, and it was left to Mr Addie to get the special speaker. OLD WELSHPOOL BOYS."—Mr Pryce Owen, the senior magistrate of the borough, madfl the following observations at the close of the Petty Sessional business lasu Tuesday: I think it is due from the Bench to return thanks to the Mayor for the manner in which he has conducted the business of the Petty Sessions of the Borough of Welshpool during the year. I was very pleased twelve months ago when I heard that Mr Evans was elected to the mayoralty, because to an old Welshpool boy like myself—I do not say it derogatorily in any shape or form to others—it is more pleasant to have a Welshpool boy to preside over Welshpool boys. And from what I have heard of his conduct in the other Chamber- which I suppose is the House of Lords-I feel confident that he has conducted the business of the borough in the same businesslike manner as he has done with us. I only hope, sir, you will b spared for many years to think with pleasure of the twelve months you have presided over this body. And for the courtesy we have received from you we are all very much obliged to you.— Col. Twyford said he had great pleasure in seoonding the vote of thanks. He was sure they had all been very well pleased and satisfied with the way in which their Chief had conducted the business for the past twelve months, and it must be a satisfaction to Mr Evans that he had been able to do it with the good will and good wishes of the whole Bench.—The Mayor (Mr T. J. Evans), in reply, said: This is entirely unex- pected. I had not the slightest idea that I should be called upoa t1 make any remarks. If any conduct of mine has met with your approval I am very glad of it. I will say that, when it has been Petty Sessional morning, in any sen- tences that we have passed upon little mis- demeanours, if we have erred at all, it has been on the side of leniency. I only hope my successor will have as pleasurable a time as I have had myself.—The Mayor also thanked the Magistrates* Clerk (Mr C. Pryce Yearsley) for the kindness he had shown, and for his efficient advice.—Mr Pryce Owen seconded, and remarked that the trust the justices reposed in Mr Yearsley when he was appointed had been confirmed.—The Magistrates' Clerk briefly acknowledged the com- pliment.