MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. Yeomanry.—Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry —Lieut.-Colonel and Hon. Colonel (Hon. Captain in the army) Llewellyn E. S. Parry, D.S.O., re- signs his oommisBion, and is granted permission to retain his rank and to wear the prescribed uniform. Major and Hon. Lieut.-Colonel (Cap- tain, retired pay, Captain Reserve of Officers) Harold P. Sykes to be lieut.-colonel 4th Batt. the Welsh Rcgiment.-Sccono-Licut. E. A. Harris to be lieutenant.
LORD PENRHYN AND HIS QUARRYMEN. r FIVE PER CENT. ADVANCE IN WAGES. The workmen in the Pemrhyn Quarry and at Port Penrhyn, Bane'er, last week, re- ceived the gratifying news that Lord Penrhyn is generooLsi y granting them an advance in wages of five per cent. The announcement to this effect was posted throughout the Quarry and Port on Saturday, and reads as follows:—"On next Pay Day, 24th inst., five per cent, advance in wages will be added to the bills of all tie workman employed in Penrhyn Quarry, and this increase will be continued so long as trade permits." This concession coming on tho eve of Chrisfcma.3 will be particularly welcome to the quarryinn,i and their families.
ADVANCE AT DINOEmSC QUARRIES. Mr AsEfttetom-Smiti has givan iretmet--ons that tihe wages of his qma-rymp-n at his ex- tensive Slate Quarries are to be advanced tea. per cent.
THE CHURCHES. The English Presbyterian Ohurch a.nd the "Oaorsaiem" Welsh Presbyterian Church at Llandiidmo Junction ha.ve umantimously d'scidedi to im-ite the Hov. Richard Willi anas, pasiten- of the Engiisih Presbylopi.ri Oiurch, lihos, Ruabon, to become their pastor.
ORDINATIONS AT ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL. At acrdii-tat; n of t'he Lord Bishop of St. Aisiarh, held in his Cathedral Church on Sunday, the following gentlemen were ordained:— De,a,-orls.-Davi(I Jeaikin Williams, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter. Morgan Stanley Da.vies, M.A., Hertford' CoMege, Oxford, and St. David's College, Lampeter. Edward1 Irving Watson, L.D., St. David's College, Lampeter. Gray Jones, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter. Wilfred Griffith, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter and St. Michael's College, Lkundaff. Arthur Wynne Thomas. L.D., St. David's Coileige, r. William Maurice Davies, B.A., St. David's College, Lam- peter. Lewis John, Dav.es, L.D., St. David's College, Lampeter, and St. Michael's (Jbljege, L!an<fci/f. Walter U-awelyu Foulkcs-Williams, B.A., St" David's College, Lampeter. By letters dimisaoa-y from tho Bishop ol Exeter:— -Ernest Wood Edwards, B.A., Ke-ble CoEcigw, Oxford. By letters dlimastory from the Bishop of Hangar Deacons.—John Morgan, B.A., Hertford Col- lege, Oxford, and Cuddlesdon College. John Jervis, R.A., St. Da^dd's College, I.ampeter. Joseph Evans Pughe, B.A., St. I3uvid's (col- lege, Lampeter. John Collins Lloyd1, St. David s Cot'ege, La.mi>eter. Priest.—Joili.n Timothy Lewis, B.A., St. lcclt David's College, Lampeter.
THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS. LOCAL PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS. The following is a lisb of the candidates who were awarded certificates at the examination held at Colwyn Bay on December 9th and 10th, when t!ho cxaroiraers ,w.re: Mr E. J. Bellerby, MUG D., Oxon., L.R.A.M., of Margate, and Mr A. T. Frog-gait, Mus. D., Dublin of Hyt:hc Gradis Four (Advanced) (Pass): Kathleen W. Neate (Pf.) (1\1r: Idcwelyn Jones. F.R.C.O.). Gradio Three (Pass): John O. Jones (Pf.) (M'ss F. Pope). County School, Abergele ,Mr J. Williams, M.A.). Grade Two (Pas?): William Barker (Pf.) (Mr Llewelyn Jones, F.R.C.O.); Bessie Da.vies (Pf.) (Mr J. R. Morgan, L.T.S.C.); Harriet Ellis (Pf.), ditto; Violet M. Fraser (Pf.) (Miss M. M. Mei'lor), College, Old Colwyn; May Jones (Pf.) (Mrs II. W. Powson). Grado One (Honours): Dilys Roberts (Pf.) (Miss C. Anwyl). Grade One (Pass): Selina Bate (Pf.) (Mrs H. W. Powlson); Walter H. Evans (Pf.) Miss C. Anwyl); W. Douglas Gloom (Pf.) (Miss E. Ma Lam.); Edith D. Hodgkinson (Pf.) (Miss Mor- ris), Wilton House (the Misses Morris); Ida Williams (Pf.) (Mr Llewelyn Jones, F.R.C.O.); Ann J. Williams (Pf.) (Mr J. R. Morgan, L.T.S.C.). Preparatory Gra.de (Pass) Catlierine J. G. Amphl-ett (Pf.) (Misa M. G. Cornelius); Neteie Breese (Pf.) (Miss Morris), Wilton House (tie Misses Morris); Dora Good all (Pf.) (Mr J. R. Morgan, L.T.S.C.); Gwyncth Jones (Pf.) (Miss C. Anwyl); Florrie Kelly (Pf.), ditto; Clifford Lea (Pf.), ditto; Catherne Lloyd (Pf-.), ditto; May Pugh (Pf.), ditto; Ida L. Sidney (Pf.), (Mias M. M. Mellor), Girls' College, Old Col- wyn; Edna Whitaker (Pf.), ditto. "The following candidate was awarded a certi- ficate at the examinatilon held at Llainfairfechan on December 8till: Grade Four (Advanced) (Pass): Ivor C. Jones (Org.) (Mr J. R. Morgan, L.T.S.C.).
HEAVY RAINFALL IN TEH VALE OF CONWAY. (By Mr Gethin Jones.) On the evening of December 15th, the baro- meter stoodi at about 29.0 when it began to fall with signs in the sky of the approach -of another depressKm towards the westenn coast. During the m'ight the wind rose to a moderate gale from the S.W., and rain fell at 4 a.m. By 9 a.m., December 16th, a rainfall of one inch was re- CQrowo which increased to one and a half inches by one o'clock in the afternoon, and the baro- meter had reached its lowest point. For a few hours afterwards it was practically calm, with heavy cloud." above, but less rain. By 10 p-m. another half-inch of rainfall was recorded. The banorneter rose steadily during the night with heavy rain, a.nd a total of 3.71 inches of rain- fall for a continuous rain for 34 hours was re- corded. The chief feature of the storm appeared to be tho following. Tha longest- continuous rain ever measured! in the Val-e of Conway being equal to .11 per hour for a day and a half. The tem- perature kept high evein with the N. winds, and there was no sign of snow at even the highest parte of the Snowdonian Range in mid- winter. The place (Dolgarrog) where the rain- fall was gauged, represented a fall of 50 inches a year. Considering this, the amount for the 34 "hours rainfall on the wettest part of the Snowdooian Range would bci about ten inches, a figure most likely never" known to have beoa recorded before. The River Conway rose to about 75 per cent. of its highest floods, and remained at this high rate for nearly two days. The streets of Tre- friw were submerged for 41 continuous hours. If this diepressioai had discharged! its moisture at its usual rate, viz., about 20 hours, the flood of the Conway would be double what it was, and it is very seldom such a rainfall was dis- tributed1 for two days, otherwise it would cer- tainly be known as a real "Deluge of the Vale of Conway," especially as a spriing-tide with a high -wind from tho W. happearteel! at the same time, making the lowlamdis from Talyoafn up to Lfcanrwst liko a vast lake.
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LLAISDUDNO WATER CHARGES. By ■& n-atrrcw majority the Llandudno Uriba.u Couiuci d;iekkd> (Jill Friday, to con- tlli:1 uo levying tdio. same water charges upon lock-up tihop proprietors :1.5 upon otiher eectiiOiLS of the community. The question was discusscd at comaidctrahlo kcigtli, ajid the ftrgnaactnts adduced on both sides gave evi- demeo of mature reatKHninig. On ojkj hand it vas contended that, inasmuch as tie lock-up shop-klCli?'p.z,l' used an iajdmiitai'.cnial quantity of "waiter as compared wiïtill. the tradesman who lived all the premises or the private (resident, it was unfair for him to be charged the eaaao ■wat-or rat-L- as the Latter. A case was quoted tvier: a saiop-kccper wlio used ceiiy miiicl w £ lbOT as w.as needed to wa^di tig fLoors L'S oEacg^itl the amciumt for w,-1t.cr as the oe.-upi.2T of a Large boarding- hov.~ .■ C'H the sea front, whore, naturally, tha amount o £ "wsafcwr ccdsunaed was couaideraik&e. As there J'O over seventy tradespeople" thus rated, v/hoae lock-up properties axe assessed at .£476, it tv as urged that a read hist anient w-s ueceseary. The a "-gum*, at cm the other ti.¡2 .t. tit water caoaern was already ujvppcfitable, but tWft, -o years, -h-ecnoc it woed be in a inc.fncial position to niake ees'v>K? c >nces.-toiLS; that the 'cek-up tliqp- kecpe.rs y. aire,ady allowed a redueitio>n of between 15 üld. 20. per ocult., and that they "wero n-0 eotrltkd to preferential! treat- ment thaai private reside nits. At fust slight no doubt it appears umreasoiijable to charge one lnaji who uses, sa.y fifty gallons of water eL week, the femje price as aawyjiietr who oon- mHj1;(:; 2000 gallons a, week, Closer analysis, however, reveals tihe weakness of the theory. Wate r is a. oomanen commodity, which is not inamufaiotured like gas or eleatrie pov.er, aiwl at is absolutely cs&cnt: a J to the existence of a ca-rimurity. As suub. each scctacQi of tlle community is for its pnoviaLom, not so muoh for tilioiii' liindiviid'ual needs as for tihe wcil-bedug of the ciiitizcns cotHeofcivaly. Without aai watetr supply there "wouid be .11.00 Llandudno, end ecmsequeii.tly no opeming JEfOtx* tie look-up sfiiop-keepcr. In the Uanduduo urban ar&a, as in most other eknil-ar districts, there some scores of persons wlho have fco- years "been paying sani- tary, lighting and other rates, tlioiigh tboiir own propojrtics do not benefit diredtly thereby, because th,«iirr residences a~e situafted in mrLdjevesloped .parts otf the distract. In just the same way a person contributes to the education Tate, whether he has ohitHrem to or n'CFt. These inequalities are iji- iherenat to the effisctive working of oeirtain pajts of tihe mcehinery of municipal govem- mexut, ojid, much though one may sym- pathise with the lock-up shop proiprie'tors in this caae, it .is difficult to see (how the Council, oooid act otheir thian as -they do at present,
DENBIGHSHIRE TEACHERS' SALARIES. It is no doubt due in a large measure to the represantajfeioois of tie National Uniom of Teachers that so many cduoatsknn authorifciies have aimady adopted scaiee of eakuriee for BciiQal teadwirs, but before the DeaifbaghgikLre Carncwjt&ee faU into line in tikis matter a Qfcremgier case must be made out for it than W-fa presented OlD. iFrsday by the Dembagtohire Aseociiaticin of TeaciherB. General etatetmietfits are seldoan ooaimnjcilDg. There may be ajid probably aire facte ajad figures upoia wfiiich the teacieirs cam basa a. stronig arguwiient, and if it wtetre imenedy for the ediifoattion. of the ratepayers, wfho after all have the last fword on the question, they should have been |>TQsenttetd in support of the plea euibmitted to the committee. The (ffiaHll pedants of the diiscuisEaioin oe<r.taimily justify the coinanibtee's oomibeiution. They admitted tiait higier Balajies might be pad, bu.t that couud not be doine UThtiil the conmty was prepared to pro- Tidi.9 the money. They dealt with each, teaaher's claim upon its merits, and acted oonBcieiatiously upon inforioatieai they had before them from quajrttieTS wheire imforma- tioji was likely to he cif value." Finally, tihey urged that as "tho total salaries of the teadhers had gocie uip some .£600 a year con- tinuously'' it could not be said that they were net bettteiiing the teachiers' conditioai6 of life. It now remains for the teeehc-rs to adduco evidence im justification, net only 'f the Etel) they took em FrieL'.y, but of the aeoerticcis mlide G,t Rhos a few T oeks ago. As Mr Powell remarked, there its a moral Ksspauedibi'lty resting upon education authori- ties to do their d-ilty by the teaching pro- fession, and if the teachers produce facts con- firming fobs assertaons made at the Rhos meet,ing public opi-nit-m may be relied upon to ked the committee into another way of thi'iildng. For the time beiaig tihe com- mittee are seemingly in a stTon.g pesditioia.
Next Camp in Pembrokeshire. Consid);>rabIe capital was ma.die at tihe re- cent Towin Council election at Con-way of tie fact tint there wieare no Territorial etncaiarp- Bients on the Morfa last reason. As we pointed cut rin this column at the time there WAS not the sbighbea groumd for campWrt against mj eeeiion of tie Counedl nor its officials, because the arrangemieiits were catrriad out by tlw military aintftiori^jjes under the new sch-ame whi-oh providee for the train- ing of a. divisiion in ofco body at tho samoe time and place rather than in unite et differ- ent pecicds as fca'aic-ly. Geoeiral Sir Francis Lloyd, who comimacds tie Welch Davudcn, etafcd at Carnarvon, on Friday, that the division would camp iai Pembrokeshire next year, and that he would have to "ist that eomuty shortly to look for manoeuvring ground. Thus so far as th-e Welsh T,t.-ri- torials tire concernicd Ccmway will be no beitticir off next year, and Geniai'al DLoyd made a r'.iply to the Mayor of Carnarvon, which coin founds the Gouiv-ay critDos. He said, "The selection of the ceimping groumd does not lie with me. Tie authorities have selected r.enrbrokesiicre j&est YIt-r. Just as t.he authorities set>ec<ticd Afe'cirys't^wyti laat year, n-c^jvl.thxatandleig all the endeavours of tihe Ccm^way Coipoiation atnd cither public bodies to induce them to change theiir minds. In view of all the expenditure upen tie Motrfa camping ground, it is to bo Tifgretted tJKt-t tie Corpomticci's enite'rprie? doirs net produce ,hCttbr ir-uiit, but for the time being at any •rato circiDBfltaaacee are egaijcidt the Council.
Mouth-Breathing, and Its Results. In ve-ry matny cases the cliild becotmcs }j.t. less, easily tired, his appetite fails, aT-d he rnxui;; to derive no beneit from the food he takes, he io at school, disinclined Îüt games, subject to frequcat and persistent sore throats, and i.ll a state of general ill- healti. Unfortunately, these are rxit the only eoneeqivcnces of anouth-breathing, for the .h..a,b-it makes him liable to contract serious disea-ie- of tie lung. Tie aei-ecia-tcd deiform- ity of th-e chest and imperfect distension of the 1 tip. with air, render tioee organs liaihlo to tie attack of germs wfhich may set up an obstinate bronchitis, pnieumonia, or consump- tion. Too great an importance cannot be attached to tie necessity of correcting a. mouti-breatiing habit, a.nd although the process may be tedious and trying to tie patience, tie pareant who su-ccecds will have the pleasure of watching a pale, ailing, peevish child liable to frequent colds, aittacks of eiheat trouble, and soro throats grow into c. stroag, rosy, ILiippy, and intelligent boy or g-irl.-B. Dawmn, F.R.C.S., in "Baby's World" for December,
PERSONAL. The Earl of Diinidionald was last week elected one of the sixteen representative peers for Scciiuid. o-— ■
The HCdl. W. Ormsby Gone was included in too party entertained at Hatfield IIouso by the Marquis and Maxciioness of Salisbury.
<5> ■ Tie Prinoe and Prj-neess of Plcss are expec- ted ait Nice, and they will stay at Florence ViLkt, Lady Nunbumholme's place, which, they have taken for the season. ———————<t'———-
The Duke of Westmiufitsar will, it is ex-poeo- ced, return from South Africa about January 14-tiii or 15th, when there will be a house p:1rty aA Eatcci Hall — o ——
Mr Lioyd George hils been, ordiered by his medioal advisers to take a ecmplete re.st, and, accompanied by M-Ls Lloyd George, he has left for the Coiniiinertit. 0
Kaiiharine Dueiosa of Wefstminster and Lady Harlech are amongst the pairoiKsses of the an- ttaal cliarity ball to be held at Obestber on Tues- day, January 3rd. The Duke of Westminster is president. ct> ■
Lord Harlech entertained' a ehooting party at Giyn this week, which included Coloniel Slaney, Alaic- Li'oytf, Mr R. Greaves, of Wera, and; Mr Peel. The. iveather wa> not favourable, but a good bac was obtained.
"Salome" continues to attract large audiences to the Opera House, and) on Saturday night tho auditorium was orowdled to excess. The Duchess of Westminster, wearing a black laoo and saiin gov.n. wa.s escorted by her father, Colonel Corn- wallis-West, and was seated' in the stajjs.
A marriage has bocn arranged, and, will talve place sit All Saints' Chwrch, Margaret-street, London, W., on Wedrnesday, January 25th, bo- tween Mr John Pryse Lewis, of MinfFandtll Denbigh, and Miss Maude Redfern, second daughter of the Rev. T. Redfern rector of Denbiigh.
— The University of London has conferred upon Professor T. Hudson Williams, M.A., Prcfeeser (-if Greek art; the University College of North Wales, Bangor, tho diegree of Doctor of Literature (D.Lit..). The work which he submitted to tho University for the degree was Ilia recently published book on the of TbnÎ3.
THE MARQUIS OF ANGLESEY. Tie Marquis cf Anglesey is at Beau Desert, his seaii in Staffordshire, and there he will en- tertain a. bachelor party for Christmas. 111-e workpoopl-e have been thcm for a very cons id- erablo time; as a matter of fact they were working at the time of the fire, about a year ago. The he-use looks remarkably wel4 and wondierf ul alterations have boon carried out. The large hall which has been addled. to the building is a. great success and very much ad- mired-
NEW RESIDENTIARY CANON OF BANGOR CATHEDRAL. APPOINTMENT OF THE REV. R. T. JONES, GLANOGWEN. Tbe Bishop of Bangor has appointed the Rev. R. T. Jones, B.A., vicar of Gkwrag-wen, Beth- esda, to tie residentiary cancairy of Baingor Cathedral, vacant by the death of Canon E, Ilughe.-k ..<- 7 The Bishop could not Mwi made a more popu- lar appointment, for tie Rev. R. T. Jocies is acvl to be one of the leading clergy- men in the diocese. An excellent organiser., a stalwa.rt Church defender, and a powerful preacher, hih9 abilities are recognised not only in his own parish, but t-hrougthout tie dfroeese. On the pubho platform he baa done much to ex- plain the real position of the Church and her endowments, a subject with which he is so well versc-d that his services are in great demand, not only in Wales, but in England. He has converted mamv a public mooting, hostile at the outset, into quite a friendly gathering, and at a Church Defemce meeting in Ixhinfairfechan at the oomm-efneement of the year the audience, very unfriendly when lie opened his speech, rapturously choeml him at its close. At Llan- boris and Llandiimcirwic, too, precisely the same thing occurred during the January General Elec- tion 0 campaign. Tho new Oarucm was educated at Carmarthen an.d Lampeter Grammar Schools, and he entered Lampeter College in 1877, and became an exhi- bitioner; EngLwh Essay Prizeman and Senior Scholar of the College. Three years later he graduated, but, being tco young for ordination, he took up scholastic work for four years. Ordained kfiearon in. 18S5, he \ras first licensed to tho curacy of Pwllheii>; in 1388 he accepted the living of Nevin; in 1889 he was made a surro- gate of tie dfocese, and in 1898 too lata Lord PcnrhYiD: offered him the living of Glaaiogwen, BethescLa, which he accepted. In 1905 he was ap.pointed Church Defence Secretary for tho Diocese, a position he has held ever since with distifiction, and this year be was elected Rural Dean of A rlfedhwedd. It nuay be mentioned that he was one of the four witnesses for the Bangor Diocese to give evidence before tie Welsh Gburdh Coonmiaaeoa.
MUSICAL NOTES. By Peter Edwards, Mus. Bac. (Pedr A law). TASTE IN RELIGIOUS MUSIC. The claims of religion upon music are of the highest. Whatever changes religion may, and dees, undergo in its outward form, the true ob- servance of its spiritfc aigniaes the world's highet good. A well-known London musical critic in a recent lecture said that religion had lost its hold upon the world. It would be more correct to say it has lost a good deal of its hold upon the world. Why, it-is mot within my pro- vince here to enquire. But that which helps, in an eminent degree to foster the religious spirit is music. If our religious services are to be im- pressive, they cannot dispense with the aid of music. The music. however, must be thoroughly sacred, and must be yung in such a manner as to help the worshippers to catch the right spirit of worship. Such music therefore, must not jar upon the HIT; it irruat be tasteful, cle-votional, and must be rendered in a tasteful, devotional man- ner. The critic referred to said people do not realise how very much lower the standard of musical taste and performance is in our churches and chapels than anywhere else. Its badness, le said, was worth studying. "I suppose, he adds, "the bed-rock of musical bad b%e is the Salvation Army. Go into any parish ,hi-Tell Where real hard social work is being done, into any Catholic Churc-h in a shim crowded with people, who really go there in spiritual belief and sincerity, or into any of those brightly- lighted, hideous little chapels that are CROWDED WITH BAD TASTE and heartiness—that is where you will find tho wo-rst music. The music may be hearty, but it -will be bad form, bad taste, a vulgar and meretri- cious nøformance." Of course a parson should not go to any re- ligious service tecaluoo of itG good music., ror should he stay away beoau:>e it may b3 bad; but if lie is musical, bad, but hearty runging will in all probability spoil the service for him and-to-r all the goodi he may receive—ho might as well stay away. There is no doubt a-great dic-al of our ch-apel singing is downright poor; lip render. ing is a glaring exlidbition of bad taste. It is sometimes something resembling a howl. It is sometimes so û..XC.2Œv-e:ly -low as to op-press one. Even the new tunes brought into the service have not, apparently, helped to an appreciable degree to deepen the devotional spirit. It is partly the fault of tho tunes, but very largely the fault of the singers, who are not rightly helped or "lûd." The Church laT. much stress upon itli music; the Chapel upon its sermon. Wiiaievcr the de- fects of the Church service, it is always reverent, but its musio is generally left too much to the choir; and perhaps mary congregations appear to think it unbecoming to sing above pianissimo. Tho Chapel singing is congregational—"hearty" —as the London critio referred to mentions, but osteal in bad taste. It behoves thouo in charge of religious sarvioes to see that music—tho acknowledged handmaid of religion—should have its proper place; that none but the very best, tho most appropriate, (should be sung, and that in such a manner as to make it of real help to tho worshipers. < MR WADSWORTH'S CHOIR. This prizo choir gave a concert at the Rhyl Pavilion laat Thursday. About twelve choruses were sung in the choir's best style. Apparently the mestj acceptable items were "The Admiral's Broom;" "Could wo but rule," and "Marl- borough March"—tho latter a duet for mando- lilrie and) piano, by Miss Cartlcdge and Miss Pryoe. The young soloists were Miss Dorothy Jones and Arthur Edwards. The latter, unfor- tunately, had to sing at the end of the pro- gramme and was exhausted after taking part in tho several eno ruses. Mr W'adUworfh had workedi hard to bring his choir to its present high state of efficiency; but then he is a musician and. an old hand at con- ducting,, having trained choirs ion Warrington, etc., brfore he came to HJJyl. I remember awarding his choir a prize at Earlstown Eis- teddfod some years ago. < < STRAUSS' "SALOME." This cfpero, has beetn withdrawn both im New Ycrk .ajid Chicago. At the latter place tie pciice interfered. Lt is said an a.titcimpt may be made to present it at Philadelphia. Mr Oscar Iliammerstein, the prcdwocir, to ojn Interviewer said: "You know, wiem Miss Garden worked for me sjlie had a. deadly fear when singing in 'Salome' of getting cold fectt -_ila fadt, I always u&ed to have ettccdaats behind tlue scenes armed with bat-water bottles to warm her .up when she ca,nL0 off. Perhaps the Chieogo police, in banning the cpicira, wro workimg in corunceition with tie B.oa.rd of Sc-altl). in tryisng to pTOvext pioo-r Mary from catching cold! Anyhow, I'm g iing to present 'Sa.'e«ine' in London, and I hord the bobbies won't run nue d ow-ii # BEETHOVEN'S FUNERAL. Musicians will mo doubt be pleated to read the following intere-sting .account of tie great maker's fuoieral, from the pU1 cf Mr C. Nicholfe:—As tlio friends and -admirers of Becitikoven. had, by a large distircibutioa cif ici- vibaitiocii cards, baen made gietmeraliy acqniainit- ed that his eolonm public initarmcirtt wc.nld tak.3 place OIl the afternoon cf Miarch :31d, 1827, tie vast multitude, speciiajto-rs as well aa mourners, colketcd ia acd before the dwell- ing icf itie deoccused, Scliwtartzpaniie-r lfuus, on tie glacis by the Scotch gate. At three ,D, tie cchrrpas was brought out, eight singers of the Opera, House having offered to carry it on ilhtcar shouMers. After thio priceit had pronoutniacd a few prayers, the singers pcrfceTr.od a, grave eiecale of B. A. Weiber, and thei wbcie proccissien moved forward in the fallewing, older(1). Tie croes-beorer. (2). Feiix trcml),a--na players. (3\ The master of tie choir, M. Aseumayer, ami, trader his dinedtion (4) a choiir of singers, which alter- nately, with the tre.'mbor.e quartcit, perfoirmicid tie "Miserere." Tie walking orchestra WIaB immediately followed by (5) the high priest, (6) tie coffin, borne by the eight opiewa sing- ers, and attended by .seven chapeil-m asters. On both sides, from IfhJe beginning of th2 pro- cession to (tie coffin, were tie torch -be arcfris, 36 in number, consisting of poets, authors, composers, and musiciaous, among whom were M. Am,-cli-atze, Bernard, Bothm, CasteEi, Carl Czetmy, Signor David, Griilparzer, etc., etc., the whole in full mourning, with white roect? ramd bimches of lilies fastened .to the crùrye om their lerims. Next followed Beethoven's brother, tie pupiVs of the C(J:nserv:ltor¿o, and tie scholars of C a pel 1 -mei ster Dreehsiler, the thorough-bass teacher of St. Amir's, the whale deeply lamenting tie less which musle had sustained. In tie Church, during the bleee- Dmg, the choir eaarg the "Liberia mie, Dcimi.rue, doe morte .aeteumia," originally corn pored by Seigfxied, with ocxnlieshral aicoomp-an i cnents, for 1100 iat the p-e-r-f-orTwmccs of Mozart's q-aiem," now, however, ..arranged merely as a, vce-ial chorus. The corpse was from hence ea.miied dm a hearee to tbe Cemetery >at W:ii- rin'ge, foUowed by many carriages Be^tiovem ii rem aims have been d isturbed on two several occasions, niamely in 18G3 and 1888. Eds coffin now rests in tie Central Cemetery of Vdeino,a." (For want of Ffpiaee, I iave been obliged to curtail this interesting accoanlt of a giretait musi.eul event). to RHYL BOXING-DAY EISTEDDFOD. This bids fair to be a great success, as usual. Many exceilleaiit choirs have cx.tewd, oaid tie RhyJ Juvenviles will iavie good figtht- cr3 piftted age.insit thw--m! Aibouit. ccgity &olo- ir-its, etc., have entered their names, includ- ing among thecn some of the best amateur Vccialiats in Ncarth Wales. A wielil-kjiown pfrofessional singer will be engagied to ootmipik tie crowds to go to the Eiabeddfod, should competitions iiail to do oo!
PROPOSED NORTH WALES BADMINTON UNION. Mr Ka.y Menzies, of Oaa-najrvon. presidbd over a. meetinig held at the Station Hotel, lkni- d-oono Junction, to-day (Thursday) week, the object of which was to form a. Badiui.nton Union in North Wales. The clubs represented were:—Abergele (Rev. D. R. Griffiths), Bangor (Mir Turner), Caz-narvo-n (Mr Kay Menziejs), (Ion way (Mrs W. A. Tuxfordl), Llandirillo- va- Rhcs (M:s> Wood), and Penmaercma-wr (Misa Ada Darbishire). Mrs W. A- Tuxford, of Con. way, who has taken a keein interest in the movement, was unami mouidy elected1 seai-etary of the new Union, which it was decided fy to form.
It is officially announced that the new Whito Star triple-screw steamer "Olympic," 45,000 tons, the largest vessel in the world, will leave Southampton and Cherbourg on her maiden voy- age to New York on June 14th.
CURACIES IN BANGOR DIOCESE. At Gtljn Garth Palo.i-ee, oa Mwday, the Biiheip eif Baaig.or licr-need to curacies tíh,, doxiocwis ordoimed at St. Asaph tbe. previous dij.y as fcZ-, w:- Rev. John Mongatn, (ecci of iVreihdeaitxm Morgan), to lilcm Abor; Rev. J. E. Pug'h, to Ho'lyhieiad; and Rev. J. Collonts Lloyd, to Lkafair P.G. and Lliamdisileo; and Rev. Jdlvn Jorvis, to Blaeinau Ffiastimiog. Tio following were also iioeinEied to cuixv lie Rev. Hecury Thomas to J Jain- dcgifan and iB.cnumaris', arad Rev. Daniel Tho- irtas, to St. Mary's, Barugor.
FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL!! Tne "Chronicle Football Special" will be on sale at local Newsagents to-morrow (Saturday) night. It will contain all tie result^ of Englisi ?-od North Wales matches.
The "Times" announces the death of the Hon. Mrs Leigh, wife of the Dean of Hereford, the Very Rev. the Hon. J. W. Leigh,
THE PICTURE IN THE TRAIN. A CHRISTMAS STORY. By GEO. R. SIMS. The train came to a standstill a.nd John Applegarth woke up suddenly and found himself alone in the oompartmemt. He stamped his feet and robbcd his bands, for it was late in Decem- ber and the weather was bitterly cold. The train had, stepped at a dimly-lighted roadside Station. Mr Appiegarth rose, went to the window and looked out. Theie wa,; no one about but alooking porter, who was talk- in.g to the guard. The train had evidently stopped becamsa the signals were against her, for tho station was apparently in the middle of a snow-covered plain., and ccrtainly net a place at which a North-Western express would stop to pick up or set down paesengers. Mr ^ipixeg-arth ciosedi thocwindow, went back to his corner, arranged hi., long travelling ulster more closely round; mm aindi washed the journey was over. lie must have slept soundly for some time, for he remembered .that tne otner side of Rugbv there had been another paseeaiger in the com- partment with him, and now he was alone. The .pasoonger must have alighted at one of the siationa without wa-long nis fellow traveller. Glancing wearily round the compartment Mr Appiegartn's eye on the hght luggage rac.K. There he saw something wrapped up in paper. The passenger had forgotten, it. Mr -Applegarth examined the paice-i and iulind that it was only tho Christinas, number of one of the illustrated papers. Tiio train started again, and the travcuier mechanically turned over the pages of the paper, lie didn't read the letterpress, but began to iook at. the pictures. They evidently did- not picafe him, for he flung the paper on to the seat with a grunt of contempt. oM twaddl-3!" he muttered to himself, "lho old! Christmas cant—everybody smiling and happy because it happens to be the twenty- tiun. of Deoember. iiuiman happiaesa arranged according to date. Oh, the oonve-niuonai hum- bug of tiho whole thing:" it jou had luoaid tne moody traveller growling tbesa heterodox viC'Ws aloud! to himself you would waitruraJly have looked at him attentively to see what manner of man ho was. If you. were a eit-udent of physiognomy you would have summed him up without hesitation, as a m.an who was a.r)t likely to give way to generous emotions. Of medium height, stoutly built, apparently about 50 years of age, you would guests from hÓ general appa,arance that he was in prosperous circumstances. If you had seen hilnif iting down tho Christmas number you woutd a have said, T'his man has no famdy ties he is a Icnaly lim-io is a man whose interest m life ccntres in himself." atch him well as he sits staring into vacancy, He ia thinking, aixl his thotights, wm not pleasant otkb. But presently his features relax and you think you hear something like a sigh. He leans forward, picks. up the paper again, and once more turns to the Christmas pictures. ^This time he studies them more carefully. The,re is one which seems rather to interest him! It is a picture of middie-aged man and his wife sitting by the fireside in the glow of a. Decem- ber evening. There is plenty cf evidence that it :s ChrL3tm.as Day. Through the open door you see tho mistletoe hanging in the hall. U'lxieirneath the mistletoe stands a char mil g girl. By h,er side is a handsome young fellow". The girl is looking up at tho mistletoe, the young fellow is looking down at her. You a.re quite sure what is gong to happen. And ,«o are. papa and mamma., for papa is looking at maimm-a with a knowing smile, and ma-mma is smd-ing, too, but just a little siadly. She knows that fxxmer or later the young man will take her da.ug.nter from her. The young couple i, t1 no idea of the interest they are arousing. Mamma and papa. havo t'hair backs to them. But .the open door is opposite the looking-glass over the fireplace. That is just what the young couple have forgotten. It is a dainty little picture, fuJI of the English sentameffit of Christmas,, but it brings no smiloa to tlio face cf John Applegarth. He lays he paper aside, but this time there is a softer look upon his face. "If things had been diherent, he sgihs to himself, "I smppose tntfut 3 the. copt (yf thing that might vo been happemng to me this Cr and I by the fireside and May with a sweetheart under the mistietce. be about nineteen now. Pear littio May-I wonder what she's like to- day. I remember her only as a fair-haired, blue- eyed baby girl. I shouldn't know her now if I met oo wouldn't know me." The train sped on through tho darknes..3I of the^ gaithering night, and John xipplega-rth lay IxrcK lai the com.ir of the railway carriage and lived his young manhood again. lie saw himself the happy young husband of the girl he had married for love. lie saw the pretty liti\} £ 50 a year viila in a. quiet and unr lashionab.e suburb in wliioh the finst years of hir, married life had been spent. He was pass- ing rich then on the tiiree hundred a year he was earning in the City office which he had entered as a boy, and. in which he had risen step by step unuil he was the confidential clerk and right hand man of the partners. When he married the firm had behaved genercusly and given him a cheque which heilped him con- siderably in the furnishing of "Heaitherieiigh"— that was the romantic name of the little JEM a year N-iL"a which the young' couple, after many pleasant weeks 'of house-hunting, bad finady selected to be the bower of their wedded bius. For five years ec-arccly a cllc-md! darkened the Mue sky of their wedded life. The young clerk's position in the City improved, a baby giri was born, JGm Applegarth's happiest hours were those he spent with Alice and little May in the quiet eveninigs when the work of tho day was done. Then ^oiddenly there came. a great ohantge in his life. A young fellow in the City, a friend of his, had come into money, and was staniiiug in business for Idmseilf. He believed in Applegarth's business abilities, and offered to ta:ke hm. into pa¡rtneT&wp. He spake in glow in'g terms of th-e chances that lay before them, and John Applegarth listened and began) to dream dieams of wealth. John went home and talked it over with Alice. Alice was nervous, and, womandike, bad fears for 6he future if her husband quitted the ErJ.batun'.x> for the shadow. They were so happy as they were. They couldn't be happier if they were rich. Alice didn't want grandeur, sihe didn't want a big house or diamonds, and she didn't want to be a grand lady—she only wanted John a,i-bdl baby May, and the pretty little house to which she had been brought a happy bride. The evening' that tlie husband and wife talked John's dream of fortune over saw their first real quarrel. Tho younig man, fired with ambition, felt that his wife's nervous fears, was a source of weakness, that the 'little white hand laid upon his arms was holding him back at a moment when he needed all his courage to make a forward dlaM. Ho passed a sleepless night. In the morning he was out of sorts and' nervcua, and at noon he met his friend. He could not shaike off the fear his wife had put ir:o his heart. He hesi tated, and finally he decided not to accept the offer. From that day Abe charm of his home life began to wane. Applegarth constantly re- proached 4is wife with having stood in his way. If I had. been a singie man," he sighed, "I should have been c-b-lo to do as I chose." The young wife pined under her husband's treatment. lIe grew cold and irritable. Tho Ir sound of his footfall on the gulden path out- side no longer brought a tender light to Alice's eyes and a'tkish to her cheek. She knew that her husband's thoughts, were no longer with her, that he was always thinking' of the "chance" he had Jest 'through her Jlack of courage. A yoar later John Applegarth s view was justified. His friend had found another part- ner, and before twelve months had passed the firm, by a successful enterprise, bad started on the high road to fortune. The absolute certainty that he had lest the chance of his life embittered Jolini Appieigarth more than evesr. He lost all interest in his work at the office, he became morose and almost savage in his home, A disappointed man, he vented his dhrapipoinitment on thoso^ around hint. Then he became reckless and dissipa.ted. He gambled, got into bad company, and drank jreaviSy. His wife bore with him patiently to the limit of human endurance. Then Lis desertion of her and his conduct lia-ving justified 1Jv, she yielded to the entreaties of her people, and sued for a divorce. She was given her freedom and the custody of her child The scandal of the divorce accelerated Jchn Appfiegarth's ruin. He was dismissed from his eenpAoymenit. He had saved nothing. His wife and child had posaod out of hiB life for ever, and lie hadn t a penny in the world. ill his despair he wend, to his old friend who had made a fortune, a.nd pleaded for another chance. It w-i given him. lie was sent out to Australia to tadce up an agency. He was sue-eo-fiful, star led for himseif, a-mi in fifteen years had made enough to sell liis business and reiiyurn, a fairly rich man, to England. He had not married again. He believed that his wife had ruined hii life, and he would let no other woman hamper him. He had been back in England three weeks, and now, within a few day-s of Christmas, he was returning to London from the North, where lie had been to see some works in which hø was inclined to invest money. The train was filled with happy travellers hur- rying to their hom:s. He was a man without a tie, a number in -an hotel, with nobody to care whether he was il! or well, happy or miserable. The train rushed on through the night. The lighted platforms came more quickly now. Grey groups of houses and dimly lighted reads passed in a blurred panorama. Wido-,d:"H The houses clustered more thickly with a dim yellow light behind an endless succes- sicn of drawn blinds. Euston at last! A line of porters waiting, alert and ready to spring to the doors, and a crowd of people peering eagerly into carriage after car- nage for the friends and dear ones they were waiting to welcome. The red-jacketed porter of the Eustcm Hotel was conspicuous among the crowd on the plat- form. John Applegarth gave him his handbag -i and his rugs and went w-th him to the van to point out the reet of his baggage. The porter wheeled it away and John Apple- garth itocd for a moment wachbig the bustle of the famous terminus—tho groups of travellers talking here and there eagerly w:th their friends —the rapid loading of the cabs and station omni- buses with the great piles of luggage. It was a typical English scene and the spell of Christmas was upon it. At no other season of the year are the greetings and the hand-shak- ings at a great railway terminus so joyous and so hearty. It is at the railway station that the great fes- tival 07 family reunion begins. John Applegarth watched the cabs driving away one by one to bear the arriving guests and returning travellers over the length and breadth of the vast city. Presently his attention was at- tracted by a bttle group. Standing by the open dGOlr of a four-wheel cab, on the roof of which a trunk and a small box had been placed, was a porter. Waiting to enter the cab was a pretty girl of about nineteen or twenty. She seemed nervous and she was hur- riedly examining the contents of a small hand- bag. '-rm very sorry," she said to the porter, "I—I haven't any money. My purse must have been stolen." "Was there much in it, I'lli.s.s?" asked the por- ter, sympathetically. "No," said the girl, "only a few shillings fortunately, but I-I can't give you anything." John Applegarth had drawn nearer. He saw the g;rl was very fair and very pretty, and that she was blushing in her confusion. John Applegarth lifted his hat and spoke to her. "If you will allow me," he said, "I will pay the porter for you." He slipped a shilling into the man's hand. "Oh, thank you," said the young lady, "but you must let me return it to you. Mother will send you postage stamps for it to-morrow. Where shall they be oont?" John Applegarth smiled. "I am only staying at the hotel here for the night," he said. "I don't know where I shall be after that." "Oh, but I shall bo most unhappy if you don't let me repay you. I couldn't think of accepting money from—or—from a stranger." She opened her hand-bag, took an envelope out, and withdrew the latter that was in it. Then she handed the envelope to the cavalier who had so gallantly come to the relief of beauty in distress." "That is where I live," she said. "Please send me your address that I may return you the money you have so kindly lent me." Applegarth took the envelope, put it in his pocket and rabod his hat. The young lady got into the cab, the porter closed the door, and the cabman whipped up his horse. John Applegarth saw a pretty face suffused with blushes, smiling gratefully at him from the cab window, and s'ghed Than he made his way to the Euston Hotel. When his luggage had been sent up and he wa.s comfortably seated by the big fire in his sitting-room, ho put his hroud in the breast pocket of his coat, drew out the envelope and rcadi the address: M:itm May Applegarth, The Lilacs, 17, Fenner-road, West Kensington. May Applegarth! A thousand memories flooded his brain as he started up with a cry of astonishment. Was it possible that th:s wonderful thing had happened? Had fathor and daughter spoken to- gether that night on the platform of a great railway terminus and not known each other? "Mother will send it you ho exclaimed, re- peating the girl's words. "Alice and May! Can it be that after all these years they have come into my life again in this strange way?" His hand-bag was in h's bedroom. He had put the Christmas number into it. With trembling hands he drew it cut and looked at the picture which a while ago in the train had opened the flood-gates of memory. And with a groat hope in his heart, tho proud, hard man of the world prayed silently that the Christmas time at which ho had mocked and jeered might have brought this miracle about. That might John Appktgarth scarcely closed his "This next morning he hired a taxi- cab and told the driver to take him to Fen ner- Toad, Kensington. Ho found the house—a jxmtty little villa in a. qui-et trw-shaded side road. He bboughlt iit was too. early to call. He walked about tie oki:g-hbourhood till noon, passing .and re-pa»3sing tie house. At last he could control his leagetmess no longer. He wemt up tie --k-pssa-nd knocked nervously at the door. A iEi.-Tv=lt came, amd hoe gave hex a mes- sage. "Wal you tell Mies Applegarth tiait tie gentleman tie met last might at Euston lias called0 Sia wtiil understand." The servant stared. It was a strange me"- and the left th-e visitor in the ha.11. 0 Presently tie young lady of Jcfcn Apple- garth's adventure came snniHtngly towards him. "Oh, how good cf you to call, she said. "I tad my another, caJld she will be so pleased to apo you—o.nd pay my debt," she added, with Q. fraaik laugh. May Applegarth opened tie door cf the eitlritng-room, Bind ushered her visitor in. The<n she left hillm. for .a. moment. 'The time thiat he waited seemed au eter- IJÜhy to Johm Apple-garth. What would Alice be like after the long years? Would she even recognise him? Would she have grown old? There were voixxis outside, and tie door opcai'Dd. Join Applegartri looked up, and he had no longer any doubt. Ibis w.fe-a, little older—a little more matronly than when he saw her last, stood bci"one him. But her face was flair and smili-ng still; the eld gentle look was in her eyes. "This 113 any mother, Mrs Applegarth," said May. A great fear was lifted from John Apple- garth's heart wicin he ioard tliie words. Alice had not married another man. He had turntd iis face a little away aft-et luis first glamce at iis wid'e. "My daugiter has told me," Mrs Apple- garth began Then the etraaigar turned towards her and held out his hands. "Alice," he said, "May has broughit us to- gether again." Of what happemed then neither May nor her nioth-er had any distinct rememibrauice. But when May saw th-at her mother's eyes wer.0 filled with tears as the visitor took her hand in his and kissed it reveremtly, she understood that tie gentleman who had lent her a shilling to pay the porter at Eustom Station was the faltih-er she had net seen since shoo was a ba.by girl 0Lf five. Alice Applegianti was not ier husband's wife, but M-a.y was his daugiter, end it was agreed that May should have her father to spend Christmas Day with ier. "OniLy," said May to him with a merry laugh, "you muan't mind if you don't have me ali to yourself. I'm engaged to be mar- ried, emd my sweetheart is coaming with his mother to spend Christmas Day with us. I bad been staying for a,.wo--k with his mar- • ivied sister in the country when you met mo. at When Join Applegarth left the Eustoa Hotel on Christinas Day he was laden with prefienkj. lie thanked God lie was a. rich niian. Money was going to be a. real pleasure to him for tie first tim» in his life. It was a st range little family party but a very happy one alt "The Lilacs." Mirs Applegarth had told May's suitor and his mother her stctry, and they thought the return of Join Applegarth to tlbe bosom of bis fanmly was a real Christmas romance. May's swecithciarf was quite a nice young miaa ,and in a, bank, but they couldn't be mar- ried yet awhile because they couldn't quite afford it. Mrs Applteiganth iad only the income Jia denived frem the .property her father had "effc her when he died a year or two <ifkc her divorce. So May's lover was waiting until his salary was: bigger. But John A pp lev aid laughed whesa they told him. "I'm a "rich man, May," he said, "aind all I have will be- yours. You shall be married this spring, my, daar, and 11-111 give you away, aaid eettlo, enough on you to let you start house-keeping: without a care in the world." On Christmas afternoon John Applegarth' fcxt with May's mother by the fire. They, were laAosae, and iin the quiet hour between; thehghts they agreed that they would begin life Oigain together—-with new vows on the.ir lips at the altar and the old love of long ago in their ieairts. And arj John Appleyard sat back in the easy -chair and dr.eiarned of the happy days to come he looked rim the glass above tie mtmtel- sSielf. Tie door of the room was ajar. Out La the hall under tie mistletoe that hung from, ■the la,inp stood a charming girl. A (YOM, looking young fellow had his arm round hef 'Waif:lt aind his lips were touching has. It was a charming Jittlie picture, full of the Englisth sentiment of Christmas. It was picture he had seen in the train. And this time it bmught a sym piiithe-tiai smile to the face of Join Applegarth.—From the "North Wca'mtnn News."
THE WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL. APPEAL IN THE CHURCHES NEXT SUNDAY. The following is the text, of tihe appeal to bm read oat in all places of worship in on Christmas Sunday r— The aieaision of the represeniative cemferenoa held1 at Shrewsbury in September last, to ooni-i menxsrato the late King by a national effort to, stamp ouitl tuberculosis, has corrrmended itself at once to the Joyal s-ent-irrssnts and religious cvii- vict-ion of the people of Wales. The Executivo Committee appeal, there-fore, with confidence to the Christian congregations throughout tho Principality to support, the movement. Tuberculosis exacts a heavy toll of human liffli irt all civilised countries, ard especially in parts of Wales. Between tJhrce and four thousand lives are annually lost in Wales. In additions there are from ten to twelve thousand disabled! victims of this one disease declining into prema-i tuire graves. This suffering and death mean a vast amount of domestic sorrow and anxiety and irreparable national loss. Poverty and consump- tion are c'osely associated. Just as poverty o- ducea a person's power of resisting infection, so pTolonged illness brings dire poverty in its tram, and the wife and children of the (--on- sumptive worker, badly ajid ill-nourished, fall a ready prey to disease. Medical science has placed within our reach the power to reduce and in time to eliminate the ravages of this scourge of mankind, but tho applica-tion of the knowledge we already possess requires money. For this money we now ap- peal. Of the £ 300,000 wo havo set out to raise, £ 125,000 are still required! for the carrying on of a prolonged educational campaign, the previa sion of dispensaries and nurses, and tie estab- lishment of sanatoria. The effort to diminislh unnecessary suffering' if in harmony with the life of the Founder of t'he Christian religion, whose birth is commemorajtia at this season of the year. When Jesus F-ent the disciples back to John it was to tell John of the works of healing done by the Christ:) "Tho blind receive their sight, and the lama walk, "the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, ainti| tlie dead are raised up." Christmas falls t-h I"i year on Sunday. We be* lieve it is appropriate that we should invite tho members of all the churches in or connected with Wales to dedicate at least one service Christinas Day to the furtherance of this HoJjf Crusade against suffering, sorrow and lots. Wo hope all ministers will deliver addresses on thgi movement, and that congregations wild unite it praying fcT the Divune bfeeaJrtg to rest upon ouic labours. We venture to suggest that aai opportunity should be given for a collection on Christmas Day in aid of the campaign, and Woe hoped all churches wil unite iill. making this Christmas offering. Sucih congregational collections wi0 supplement tilxi gifts by the members aa citizens through other channels, and will pro- vide facibties to any who may perchance be overlooked! by other collecting agencies. AtS Euma received will be acknowledged by the honorary treasurers in. tlie public press and in the report to be published when the fund if completed. On behalf of the Executive Committee, DAVID DAVIES, Chabman. Llandiniani, December 10th, 1910.
SUPPORT FROM ABERYSTWYTH. A largely attended public meeting im atid. ol p 11 tie Welsh Natiooial Memorial to the late King Edward was held at Aberystwyth, an Mcaiday night. The Mayor (Mr T. J. .Samuel) presided, and he was supported by Mr David Davieis, M.P., Lord Kenyan, Prin- cipal Roberts, Printcipal P'rys, Mr Griffith Evains (Lovesgrove), and nrennbers of the Cor- ponakioOn. Principal Rci-berts moved a resolution ap- proving of the proposal, aTid pledging the meeting to give it its strongest support. He said. tha.t Wales had contributed £ 60,000 to- wands national higier education when no- thing was received from Imperial sources, and he had no doubt that tie people of Aber- ystwyth ,and of tihe Principality would not fall short in doing wha.t they could in con- nectiioci with this matter. A begiinndag had ,already been made in West Wales at tho A i'tymyr, vdd Saauatorduim, but the vary good work done there omly served to throw int* relief the necessity of dealing with this mat- ter on njiuliiornal lines. Alderman, E. P. Wynne seconded tlie E'J- Iwitbcin, which was unanimously carried. Lord Kenyon said .it was quite as possible to stamp out tuberculosis as it had been to stamp out smallpox. Professor Koch had dis- oovered the baieili-us of tuberculosis, and bed shown tbe-m how to tight Lt. Thie scheme oi a. mem o iai to King Edward was not o::e merely of creating hospitals amd sanatoria, but was lone to wipe out entirely the eeou. go of consumption, from their midst. Mr David Daviee, M.P., said if they were going to aittack suceesstfully tlie teribble scourge of tubeiiculceis they would have to attack it from every possible point. It would 100 clbsaluteL.y imipossiible to enter into the de- tails of any scheme uutil they knew the amount which would be at their disposal. Ho urged them to bo agreed on the great prin- ciple that the TO must be a crusade against thiis disease im Waics, that tieiy were gciirug to atconp it out, and that was going to be the (memorial to King Edward. They were not going to waste money oat extrava- gaaJJt 'buildings, lie money would be spent in aoc.cirdance with the best medical advice on tlie subject, aand they would take into OQon- sid'cratioai tie experience of other countries -v,-h,ere similar eampaigms iad already been siuocesafuily waged. He wanted them to real- ise that Wales was the blackest spot on the tuberculcEMB map of this country. Piriiineipal Prys moved a resolution that the Town Council form itself into a committee, with power to add to their number, to collect subeciiptions uind to take such steps as they might deean necessary in support of the move- ment. This was oocourted by Professor Levi, and carried. Other speakers were Professor Thoimas Joiiies, tie secretary of the movement; Sit Join Williams, and Captain G. F. Roberts.
The Mansion House Fund for providing a; memorial in London of King Edward now amounts to £ 44,800. Recent donations include B25 from the Prime Minister. A parchment six yards long and a foot wide, tracing in quaint fifteenth century writing the descent of King Henry VI. from Adam, has jiisl been placed in the Welsh National Library at Ab&iTstwjrth.