D. R. Jones adjudicating. The chair was taken by Mr. Tysilian Jones who filled the post well. After the usual vote of thanks, Mr. D. L. Evans recited the following englyn to the chairman- Tysilian ddiddan ddiwyd-i arwain Y gwron a ddoniwyd, Ar y gwr ni ragorwyd, Ei gadarn air o'r gadair gwyd. R. H. CHARING CROSS RD. LITERARY SOCIETY. On Friday the 18th inst., an appreciative audience had assembled to hear Mr. R. Ffoulkes Griffiths, Barrister-at-law, deliver his lecture on "The latest uprisings of Welsh patriotism." The president, Rev. A. Roberts, took the chair. The lecturer commenced by taking a retrospective view of the history of the Welsh people. The aboli- tion of the Welsh law court had made a breach in the national life; and this again was increased by the isolation of the Welsh squires. The Noncon- formist movement,and the establishment of Sunday Schools, were the first means to awaken the poeple out of their apathy and rouse them to fight for their country and nationality, but they had not the necess- ary ring to fight their battles, until the church clergy, in their insistence on church rates provided them with one. He described the schools built by Anglican clergy as mere excuses to advance church rates. Very racy and very strong were his remarks on the tyranny of Welsh landlords. The struggles attending the School Board elections were also very graphically described. These things, he said, trained the people for future agitation, and to assert more fully their independence. The time had now come when the people insisted on putting the right man in the right place," irrespective of rank and station. The lecturer concluded by trusting that the County Councils for Wales will avail themselves of the opportunity of advancing the cause of Welsh patriotism and Welsh liberty. A pleasant and instructive meeting was terminated by the admirable rendering of Hen Wlad fy nhadau by M. Davies.-E. D, EVANS.
CASTLE STREET MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. On Saturday evening last, the meeting in connec- tion with the above society took the form of a con- cert, and judging by the crowded state of the room, these excellent entertainments continue to be highly appreciated. The chair was occupied by Timothy Davies, Esq., of Putney, who soon won the good feelings of the audience, by the homely way in which he conducted himself. A capital programme was gone through,among the artistes being Miss Gertrude Hughes, Miss Kate Morgan, Miss Lily Heale, Messrs. D. Jones, D. Elias Davies, Merlin Morgan, and the tadies Excelsior choir,
ST. PANCRAS PARLIAMENT. In the presence of a moderate but interested House, the Home Secretary (Mr. Mills) in the St. Pancras Parliament, submitted the Government Bill for the Disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 22nd. In the course of an eloquent and well-reasoned speech, he unfolded the Government's intention with regard to the question on very similar lines to those proposed by Mr. Asquith. The Welsh Party, which holds the balance of power in this Parliament, under the able leadership of Mr. T. H. Gilbert was represented on this occas- sion by Mr. Glyn Evans (Brecknockshire), and Mr. R. H. Davies (Flint Dis.), who, in telling speeches congratulated the House on the more enlightened attitude taken by Englishmen during recent years, with regard to this important question, and the demands of Wales were ably voiced by them. The debate will be continued next Tuesday, when further important speeches are expected.
Footbath TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS F. LONDON WELSH. AMATEUR CUP (REPLAYED TIE). At their third meeting (the two previous matches having resulted in draws I-I and 3-3) the above teams brought their Cup tie to a definite conclusion at the Spotted Dog, Upton, on Saturday afternoon last, when the Spurs were victorious by 4 goals to 2. Both sides played a good game, but the Spurs, on the whole, showed better combination and more tact in front of goal-the Welshmen playing too much of the short passing game, which, on a heavy greasy turf does not pay, as the above result proves. The Welsh were represented as follows:—T. Marles Thomas, W. R. Davies, M. L. Owen, Clenyg Jones, E. P. W. Hughes, P. Leary, W. Lee Roberts, M. R. Hughes, R. Lee Roberts, R. Jones, and Price White. Both teams meet again Saturday, 26th January, at Tottenham, in the first round of the competition proper, in London Senior Cup. On Saturday last at Cardiff, before a large con- course of spectators, Cardiff (under Rugby Rules) beat a strong Blackheath team by 7 points to 5. To-day, at Edinburgh, the International match (Rugby) between Scotland and Wales takes place.
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