WALES AND WELSHMEN. Mr Murless of the Wynnstay Hotel, Wrexham, has had a hundred pigs which were suffering from swine fever destroyed by order of the local authority. Dr. Herber Evans is a Nonconformist humorist. "No," he shouted at the Congregational Con- ference, "we don't want to rob the Church; but only to take it off the parish." Coroners' juries sitting at Holywell and New- market passed resolutions in favour of the pay- ment of jurors, and requested the coroner (Mr W. Davies) to convey them to the Flintshire County Council. Sir G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., argues that the re-union of religious denominations must remain impossible so long as the present relations between the State and the Anglican Church are maintained. There were three prisoners for trial at the Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions, of whom two were sentenced to terms of imprisonment and the third fined. Two persons who had been convicted of assaulting the policc appealed from the magis- terial decision. The conviction was upheld, but lo" the sentence was reduced. The capstone of the magnificent chimney stack erected to serve the Cardiff Electric Lighting Station at Canton Common, was laid by the Mayor, the function being attended by the majority of the members of the lighting com- mittee and the corporation officials. In order to perform the ceremony, the Maycr was hauled to the summit in a bucket attached to a wire rope. At Rhyl a number of licence-holders met and passed a resolution in favour of the formation of a Trade Protection Society for Flintshire. The object of the new society will be to influence members of Parliament in favour of the liquor trade. This, the Chairman claimed, they would be able to do on the ground that members of Parliament could not ignore votes, and that the liquor party was stronger than the temperance party. At Tredegar Police Court, seven inmates of the Bedwellty Union Workhouse, Tredegar, were brought up charged with insubordination. From the evidence of the master of the house, it appears that the men were told off to execute some work, and were each supplied with an ounce of tobacco weekly as long as the work continued. The men, considering the allowance too small, refused to do any more work. The defendants were sent to prison for 14 days' hard labour. Mr Rathbone, M.P., speaking at a bazaar held at Bethesda in aid of the Cefnfaes British School, emphasised the need of supplying Welsh children with the best possible educational equipments, particularly on the practical as distinct from the literary side. Mr Rathbone advised Welsh quarrymen to aim at a standard of efficiency which would, if they had to go abroad, enable them to take a high position i hemselves, and at the same time to relieve to some extent the strain of competition amongst artisans at home. At a meeting of the executive committee of the Radnorshire Liberal Association, it was resolved that the hon. secretary communicate with the various district committees and invite subscrip- tions for a testimonial to Mr Evans-Williams on his leaving the county, for his untiring zeal and energy in the cause of Liberalism. At a meeting held at Rhayader, it was decided to open a subscription list towards a present to Miss Elsie Evans-Williams, Bryntirion, and Mr R. W. Lewis Lloyd, Nantgwyllt, on the occasion of their marriage. The Cardiff police have arrested Esther Christiansen, a widow, aged 42, living at 27, Tyndall-street, on a charge of cutting and wounding with intent to do grevious bodily injury, to Daniel Fitzpatrick, a young man. Prisoner is alleged to have had a grievance against Fitz- patrick, who is said to have given one of the priests information that Ali-s Christiansen is con- c 'rned in illicit beer-selling. Fitzpatrick was found to be suffering from three cuts-one above the eye, one over the temple, and the other down the cheek. At the Wrexham Police Court, a gamekeeper in the employ of Mr Fitz-Hugh, of Plaspower, was charged with assaulting a collier on a public highway. It was alleged that the defendant and three other keepers met the complainant and another collier, and attempted to seize the latter. Complainant went to his friend's assistance, whereupon, so the witnesses stated, the defendant presented a revolver at his head and said, Stop, or I'll blow your brains out." The defence was a complete denial of the facts, and the Bench dis- missed the case. At a meeting of the Llandudno Improvement Commissioners a letter was read from Mr Chamberlain, a local solicitor, asked for the Board's opinion upon a proposal to construct a railway to the summit of the Great Orme. There was a division as to how such a scheme as that suggested would affect the status of Llandudno as a fashionable watering place; but eventually it was agreed without opposition to accept the plans. The Lord President of the Privy Council wrote declining to reconsider the application for a charter of incorporation. At the next meeting of the court of governors of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Mr H. B. Fryer will bring forward the following motion :—" That the court, in view of the f orth- coming establishment of the University of Wales, desire to express their conviction that in the event of any one University College centre being chosen by the University Court as the beat of the University, the central position of Aberystwyth and its accessibility to Northern, Central, and Souther Wales point to it as the natural seat of the University of Wales, and that the court hereby pledge themselves to take steps to provide the necessary accommodation should the Univer- sity be located at Aberystwyth." At the International Eisteddfod, held at the World's Fair, the p esiding bard of Gorsedd, the Rev Rowland Williams (" Hwfa Mon"), of Llan- gollen, Wales, having sheathed the sword, and the assembled multitude having thrice declared peace, as required by usage and rite, it was resolved by acclamation and proclaimed with sound of trumpet That the Welsh people of America, assembled at the International Eistedd- fod, at Chicago, desire to express their gratitude to the Prime Minister, and Government of Great Britain for acceding to tl-ie demand of the Welsh people for a National University, and they also congratulate the people of the Fatherland on the promised fulfilment of their aspirations in con- nection with education." Mr Bryn Roberts, M.P., has addressed a meet- ing of his constituents at Llanllyfni in explana- tion and defence of his action in reference to Welsh disestablishment. He contends that he had not falsified any pledge which he gave at the last election, and adhered to his contention that Welsh disestablishment could only come after Irish Home Rule. In referring to the Gladstone correspondence, he stated that the letter he was asked to sign was never discussed at a meeting of the Welsh Parliamentary party, and argued that the communication to Mr Gladstone ought to have taken the form of a resoluion rather than of a letter. At the close of the address a resolution was passed pledging the meeting to support Mr Roberts at the next election, and urging the Government to fulfil their promises with regard to Welsh disestablishment and other measures. At the World's Fair, Chicago, Mr John Thomas, harpist to the Queen, fulfilled the arduous and responsible post of adj udicator, assisted by other competent men. The male voice contest (first prize 1,000 dollars), was won by the Rhondda Glee Sooiety, South Wales, and the second prize (500 dollars), by the Penrhyn Male Choir, North Wales. For the Female Choir, the first prize (300 dollars), was won by the Welsh Ladies Choir, Cardiff. The chief choral prize of ,21,000 for mixed voices, numbering from 200 to 250 there were four competing choirs. The winners of the first prize were the Hcranton Cboral Union. One of the leading events of the Eisteddfod was the performance of Mr Thomas's Welsh cantata, Llewelyn." It is a work of sustained melody, simple, sweet, and pure. As a further token of the marked success which attended the perfor- mance, the Hon. J. R. Davis, Director-General of the World's Columbian Exposition, has written to Mr Thomas, congratulating him upon the success of his recent performance.
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THE WEEK'S NEJVS. The Dungeness coastguards, rendering assist- ance to a distressed Italian barque, found her cap- tain was raving mad and the mate had been washed overboard. Bertie Grey, a driver in the Army Service Corps, Aldershot, blew his brains out owing, it is stated, to his sweetheart rejecting his proposal on the previous night. At Bromley, Kent, James Arthur Winter, head- master of Foots Gray Nati' nal School, was fined 33s 6d. for excessively beating a scholar aged 12, who had disobeyed him. CLOTHES WASHED with Hudson's Soap are per- fectly white, and sweet as the breath of an early summer morning, and have no other odour about them.-Tile Lady. At the request of the Marquis of Bute the Sen- ate of St. Andrew's University has agreed to con- fer the degree of L.L.D. upon the Marquis of Salisbury and Mr Gladstone. A diabolical attempt has been made to upset a Manx passenger train between Douglas and Castle- town. A large stone was placed on the line by some miscreant, stopping the train, which had a narrow escape of being thrown off. DR. POLLARD SAYS OF SHERMAN RUPTURE TREATMENT:—He thanks God and every other influence that determined him to try it. All who want to get rid of Rupture and Trusses should send to J. A. Sherman, Hernia Speciali t, 64, Chancery Lane, London, for his book with English endorsements, post free, 7d. An inquest was held on the body of Isabella Dale, of Nether Whitacre, who had been suffering from scarlet fever and delirium. On Sunday she was very restless and while downstairs he heard his wife getting out of bed. He ran upstairs and saw he jump out of the window. She fell a dis- tance of ten feet on the top of her head, and died in a few minutes. At Halesowen Police Court, Edward Basterfield, secretary of the Independent Friendly Society, Halesowen, was summoned by the Stourbridge Guardians for the recovery of -68 13s, amount given in relief due to Henry Rudge, a member of fcociety. It was said defendant would receive X12 16s 6d from the society; an order for the payment of the amount claimed was given, the Bench say- ing it was the law. Mr S. Brighouse, county coroner, held an inquiry at Southport relative to the death of Peter Quinn, labourer, aged 59, who died at Southport Infirmary from the effects of blood poisoning. On Saturday week the man, whilst chopping firewood at the Imperial Hotel, slightly scratched his thumb with a rusty nail. Next day his hand began to swell, and the unfavourable symptoms increased, until death supervened. A verdict of accidental death was returned. The inquest on Martha Tompson, aged 73, the second victim of the double murder at Leeds, was opened at Leeds Town Hall before the city coioner, Mr J. C. Malcolm. The medical evidence shewed that there were fifteen scalp wounds on the women's head as well as lacerations of the brain. The inquiry was adjourned until Friday. B th victims were interred at WoodhouBe Ceme- tery. Grainge Tompson, son of the old people, is still at liberty. A Haydock collier named King made a desper- ate attempt to murder his wife. He had found her in a public-house in Earlestown, drinking with another man, and on the way home he dragged her f 10m the road into a field and there struck her several blows with a clasp knife. The woman's screams attracted two men to the spot, and on their appearance King ran away. He was apprehended and was remanded because his wife was too ill to appear. Dr Jayne, Bishop of Chester, attended a large meeting at Newcastle and explained the licensing scheme embodied in the bill he introduced into the House of Lords. He urged that licensed victualling' bad changed into "licensed liquor ing" under the almost unobs rved progress of the tied house system, and contended that the plan he ha'. propounded, which had proved most suc- cessful wherever adopted, would if given a fair trial, meet with like success in this country. Another London doctor has fallen a victim to diphtheria—Mr W. F. Lucas, of the Midd!esex Hospital. A few days ago he performed the operatiou of tracheotomy on a poor juvenile pa- tierr suffering from diphtheria. While administer- ing chloroform the patient sneezed in the face of the operator, who, however, thinking only of the sufferer, did not withdraw the inhaler until the child was completely under the influence of the anaesthetic. The result was that his own system was infected with the contagion, and he died in the diphtheria ward. A fortnight ago a small-pox hospital at Brad- ford was destroyed by fire. A number of the most dangerous cases had to be removed from the burn- ing building, and until a sufficient number of cabs could be obtained to convey them to another hospital the patients were rolled in blankets and placed in an adjoining field. The fire naturally attracted a great crowd of spectators, and many of them volunteered to assist in the removal of the patients. The result has been that fifteen new cases of small-pox were notified in Bradford. Amongst the new patients are the chief of the fire brigade and one of the cabmen engaged to take the suffe ers to the other hospital. The magisterial investigation into what is known as the Bath Cave Mystery ended in the discharge of the prisoner Coonbs. The solicitor for the prosecution, after exhausting all the evi- dence he could bring forward to connect Coombs with the death of the girl Wilkie, said he would rather the magistrates did not commit the pri- soner. as, if the evidence was not sufficient to con- vince the jury at the assizes of the prisoner's guilt, he would have to b >. discharged, and the matter would be ended. On the other hand, if the prisoner was now discharged and any fresh evidence affecting him cropped up; he could again be arrested. The magistrates, remarking that only a case of grave suspicion had been made out, discharged the prisoner. Journalism, says Woman," is terribly uphill, heart-breaking work, if anything like a living has to be made out of it. The press paragraphs that refer to hundreds," of women making a good income by writing for the Press are simply telling lies. The truth is, not that women, in particular are unsuited to the profession, but that there are too many men and women aspiring to professional journalism, and that the particular journalistic sphere in which a few women have been lately making a good living— dress gossip, domestic matters, and interviewing-is necessarily limited; and only the favoured few-favoured by excep- tional persverance, ability, and sound constitu- tions-can hope to succeed. For the home woman —she who can make a home happy, help a hus- band or brother in his work by moral encourage- ment, and keep down expenses—there is more room than ever. At Poole an inquest en the body of the young Frenchman, Alfred Bourlet, found on Saturday on the beach at Poole Sandbanks, was held. The deceased resided, with his uncle, Mr Charles Metzgar, Councillor of State and chief of the Bail- way Department of Public Works, Paris, but was engaged to the daughter of Mr. Pecldie of Tyne- mouth. Miss Peddie, to whom the deceased was devotedly attached, died a fortnight ago. He felt the bereavement acutely, and he came over from Paris. After depositing two wreaths upon the grave he left Bournemouth, persumably for Paris, but instead of going there he drowned him- self. Before committing the rash act he wrote a letter to his sweetheart's sister, expressing his intention of ending his existence, and adding My soul is at the end of all its suffering and weariness. Hope has fled. Regrets only remain. My heart died at the same time as my adored darling's heart ceased beating." The jury re- turned a verdict of "Snicide whilst temporarily insane." CRITICISM WILL FOSTER TALENT," is an adage too well-known to need dilating upon, especially as it is necessary to speak of something which for many years has defied adverse criticism. Holloway's Pills and Ointment, as sterling reme- dies for all complaints, are more familiar than "household words," being in constant daily use by thousands of people, who look upon their possession .as a positive necessity. Leading medical authorities advise their use as reliable medicines in times of need. As a certain cure for for all skin diseases they are unequalled, whilst for bi'e, sick headache, flatulency, indigestion, and all liver and st omach disorders, it has been truly said they are worth their weight in gold.
AUTUMN. The lea. yes drop slidly in the lanes- The braucaes quiver at the breath Of chilly autumn, as it wanes And paves the way for winter's death. I think of former friends again, Some lost, and others o'er the sea- I wonder was I happier then Than now, and shall I happier be? Vain thoughts—the happiest time ia now If wisely lived—each day's a little life- To the inevitable, bow, And seize wnat gladness now is rife. Then were all seasons much the same, If in our sonls 'twere ever spring- Nor would we nature's changes blame, If we to each a calm could bring. J. C. ASHWORTH.
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RADNORSHIRE STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE. The quarterly meeting of the committee was held at Presteign, on Tuesday. THE LATE CSIEt CONSTABLE. Mr R. Morgan, (Rhayader) had given notice of motion, and uow moved, That having regard to He provisions of section 15, s. s. 2 of the Police Act, 1890 and to the fact that the late Chief Constable Wheel- don was removed from the Derbyshire Police force to that of Radnorshire, the Clerk be directed to take the necessary steps to secure pay by the Derbyshire Police Authority of the proportionate part payable by that authority in respect of the pension paid and to be paid to the late Chief Cogitable Wheeldon." Mr Morgan in doing t iir, said his reason for bringing the matter forward was that the late Chief Constable Wheeldon was now in receipt of an annual pension from this county of about X167. Mr Wiieeldon had served in the Derbyshire police force previous to his joining Radnorshire, and he (Mr Morgan) believed they were entitled under the Police Act, 1890, to receive a proportionate part of his pension from the Derbyshire Police Authority. Therefore in justice to their fund he (Mr Morgan) thought it right that they should endeavour to get their dae from Derby- shire.—Mr Aaron Moseley seconded.—The chairman said there wis no doubt that the section of the Act was as Mr Morgan had stated.-General Sladen: If Wheeldon earned his pension simply by service in the Radnorshire Police Force, can we call upon Derby- shire? The question is, is the Act of 1890 restorative? The Clerk of the Peace. (Mr E. Wood) I do not think it is. There is no similar provision in the old Police Act.—It was then stated that Mr Wheeldou ha-d served 21 yeavs in the Radnorshire Foree.-M r Morgan said there was a subsequent sec! ion in th; Act of 18(1) which stated that the provisions of this Act should have effect, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Act, local or general. The mo- tion was then put and carried unanimously. THE AUDITOR'S REPORT. The Clerk said tha Government local auditor had called attention to the retuins ef fees and fines. He (the auditor) considered they were in some respects incomplete, especially regarding the polioe in Rhaya- der division being the largest in extent in the coun- ty. He went on to propose "That the commirtec 1 recommend the clerk ot the county Council to write to the town clerk of liiraiingham asking for the pay of the extra constable employed since September 15tb and t .,tt the coun'.y surveyor be instructed to pre- pare estimates for a lockup with four cells, and a 'I house for the accommodation of a sergeant and two constaSies," and suggested the adoption of the form in use either in the counties of Somerset or Carmar- then. i
SPIHIT uF THE Wi-XSil f: [BY RHYDTCKEINWB."] THE WELSH LAND COMMISSION. The Welsh Land Commission almost monopolisms the attention of the Welsh papers just now. Most of them report the meetings at tolerable length, while in others quite half of their space is occupied with the doings of the commission. There is, moreover, an abundant crop of articles —some of which are unusually vigorous-on the subject. It can hardly be said that the excep- tional fulness with which the land question is dealt is disproportionate to its importance, for it is conceded on all sides that the investigations of the commissioners have thrown a lurid light on the social life of Wales, and the amazin revelations made by some of the witnesses have created a sensation throughout the land. The evidence of Mr Thomas Ellis has especially kindled the spirits of Welsh journalists int'> fervid animatian, one might almost say intem- perate animation. As a type of the views of the Liberal Press may be quoted the following from the Genedl Gymreig on Mr Thomas Ellis's evi- dence The sum and substance of his sugges- tions was the necessity for a land court. Without a land court nobody feels secure. Neither security of tenure nor compensation for improve ments can be had without it. As far as we hav. noticed, every landlord and every steward has condemned a land court, and it is possible that this is the strongest argument in its favour. This court will make the other reforms practic- able." Ghwalia gives the other side of the ques- tion It is singular to notice that very few farmers in a responsible position have come for- ward to give evidence. Among the most long- winded witnesses have been Nonconformist ministers, medical men, schoolmasters, and other directly dependent on the people for their liveli- hood and everybody knows how much imp rtance to attach to interested evidence. Mr T. E. Ellis's laborious and inflated speech was far from proving that there was need of legislative interference with the present system of land tenure in Wales. It was not for the purpose of listening to ponder- ous essays on political economy that the commission was appointed." The Baner deals only cursorily with the evidence ju t now; but promises to review it at length at the end of the sitting. MR. LLEUFER THOMAS'S REPORT. The singularly able report of Mr Lleufer Thomas, as sub-commissioner to the Labour Com- mission, on the position of agricultural labourers in Wales, is warmly eulogised by the Welsh papers. The Tyst says :Mr Thomas's character, as well as his well-known sympathy with everything Welsh, admirably suited him for the task, and guaranteed that the investigation would be a thorough and conscientious one. It is a remarkably full one, and contains a mass of useful knowledge on a question of unusual interest to our nation. Undoubtedly, it will be a great help to deal with the land question. We shall return in future issues to discuss the report at length." The Herald Cymraeg continues its review of the report. Its testimony is most favourable to its truthfulness, and it thinks that Mr Thomas's graphic description of the dwellings and of the mode of life of Welsh labourers will lead to good results. If only one-fourth of Mr Thomas's suggestions are carried into effect, then we may safely prophesy of I Lleufer's Book on Labour,' (am lyfr Lleufer ar Lafur) :— Ugain mil a ganmola Dy lyfr doeth a'th lafnr da, which is a peculiarly apt use of the couplet on Edward Llwyd.' THE CHURCH CONGRESS. The meetings of the Church Congress, of the Congregational Union, and of the Baptist Union are discussed in many of the Welsh papers. The dramatic incident in which Father Ignatius figured as the leading actor has served to concen- trate attention to the Church Congress to the neglect, in many papers, of the meetings of the Nonconformist bodies. The Herald Cymraeg reviews the Church Congress at unusual length in its leading article, in the course of which it says:—"The Church Congress at Birmingham was one of the most remarkable events of last week. Its president was Dr Perowne, Bishop of Worcester, a man of great learning and of liberal opinions. His broad-mindedness may be seen in all his speeches. The addresses of Dr Young on behalf of Nonconformist ministers, acknowledged the debt of Nonconformists to Church divines and scholars, and Dr Perowne replied by speaking of the indebtedness of the Church to Nonconfor- mist divines and hymnologists. Archdeacon Farrar, too, was broidminded as usual; but the Rev Charles Gore, the author of "LuxMundi," maintained that he could not admit Nonconfor- mist ministers as validly ordained ministers of the Word and Sacraments." The Baner refers to the Ignatius" incident, and compliments the congress on the unanimity which prevailed on burial reform. The Genedl in a short leader also alludes to the scene, and says: -Mr Gore would welcome Nonconformists back to the fold of the Old Mother, but for one thing-their ministers are not validly ordained. This is the man who is the light of the world.' The Celt devotes a page and a half to the Church Corgres3 I ssci not one word to the Congregational Union or to the Baptist Union. It says that" the ministers of the Church number 23,000, and among them are a number of scholars, thinkers, and public speakers, who are bound to attract wherever they speak." Its special correspondent gives his im- pressions of the me-tings in a very graphic and and interesting way, The Tyst says, The con- gress was a great success. There were plenty of proofs that in the ministry of the Church there are earnest-minded men striving to contend with the most important questions of the day. Some of the speakers were in favour of acknowledging the validity of the -Orders of Nonconformist ministers; but others denied this. And this within a stone's throw of the chapel of Dr R. W. Dale, a man whose influence on the religious life of the Kingdom is greater than that of any bishop at the congress." Syllydd y Llan," in the Church organ, says, I was pleased to read the powerful words of Bishop Perowne on Disestab- lishment. He is an evangelical, mild, and liberal- minded man, bnt he is as pronounced as anyone against Disestablishment for Wales." THE LATJS PROFESSOR JOWETT AND WALES. There is many a grateful and appreciative re- ference to the late master of Balliol in the Welsh papers. Not the least striking is that of "Gweledydd" in the Baner, for "Gweleiydd" is an old pupil of Professor Jowert—the Rev Griffith Ellis, M.A., Bootle. Mr Ellis has long been a contributor of a weekly column of very j agreeable and pheasant reading in the Baner but owing to his recent severe illness they ceased for two months. On resuming Mr Ellis writes :— Had I strength to write to-night, I would like to write on Professor .Towett," of whom he says: He was for many years on account of his reli- gious views—with which I admit I have no sym- pathy-under a kind of persecution; but it is now universally conceded that he was one of the most broad-minded men of his age, and one of those who had a profound influence over his con- temporaries. Many Welshmen were greatly indebted to him and those of them who came under his influence possess not only respect, but love, for him." He spent his life in doing good. p 11 I write coldly; but if my readers could see my heart they would find it full of warmth."