Home News. ANGLESEA. An inquest was held at Holyhead on the body of Mr. Thomas Thomas, Trinity pilot, Holyhead, whose body was found floating near the break- water on Saturday morning. Thomas was 49 years of age, and a married man with five children. From the evidence it appeared that on the morning of the 28th of February a gale was blowing off Holyhead, and two vessels sent up signals of distress. Thomas, accompanied by four others, made for a pilot-boat and put off to their assistance. The wind and waves proved too strong, and when opposite the th e breakwater lighthouse the boat foundered, and the five men perished. Thomas was now identified by the brass buttons upon his clothing. His body was noticed by one of the light-keepers floating close to the spot where the Gwladys sank, and was towed ashore by two hobbling boats, being placed in the mortuary. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally drowned." The funeral took place on the same day at the Maeshyfryd Cemetery. BRECON. At the prize distribution at Trefecca College. Brecon, on Tuesday, Dr. Cynddylan Jones said they were very much delighted to know that the students had been blessed by the revival. It had encouraged some of them to harder work, but on others the effect was rather the other way. The committee would like the students to remember that in future they must not saddle any idleness on the revival, which should be an incentive to greater diligence. CARDIGAN. Mr. D. J. de Lloyd, B.A., of Aberystwyth, has passed the examination for the degree of Mus.Bac. of the Welsh University. Mr. de Lloyd is the first to pass this examination. He is a student at the University College, Aberystwyth, and is the com- poser of some pretty pieces, one of which was set for competition at the Rhyl National Eisteddfod. The annual meetings of the North Cardiganshire Temperance Association were held at Aberystwyth on Tuesday and Wednesday. Professor Anwyl presided over a meeting held at Salem Chapel. Addresses were delivered by Plenydd, Mr. R. Alexander Thompson, Manchester Rev. G. O. Roberts, Machynlleth, and others. The following officers were appointed :—President, Mr. Ed. Jones, Ponterwydd vice-president, Rev. T. Williams, Aberystwyth treasurer, Mr. D. Jones, Aberystwyth secretaries, Rev. J. Llewellin, Borth and Coun- cillor D. Thomas, Aberystwyth. CARMARTHEN. Mr. Alfred Davies, the member for the Carmar- then Boroughs, although his health is so much improved that he has been able to attend to his Parliamentary duties since the reassembling of the House, has decided to act on the recommendation of his physician, Sir Thomas Barlow, to take a sea voyage. He has therefore paired for the remainder of the session, and on Saturday next, accompanied by Mrs. Davies and his son, Mr. Harold Davies, he will leave Liverpool for New York. CARNARVON. The Rev. D. Alban Lloyd, the new incumbent of Pentre Voelas, has been presented with a purse of £ 100 and case of cutlery in recognition of his ser- vices during his seven years' curacy of the parish of Llanbeblig. The High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire (Mr. J. Issard Davies) presided at the gathering at which the presentation was made. Of the school districts in Carnarvonshire that of Geirionydd, comprising Bettwsycoed and the country bordering upon the left bank of the Con- way, south of the Conway district, had the highest attendance in April, namely, 91.5 per cent. Next came Carnarvon and Llanberis districts, each with 90.9 per cent. The two lowest records are Pwllheli 84.3 and Bottwnog 82 per cent. Throughout the county the average was 88.2 per cent. Pwllheli is a very awkward name to pronounce, so the Mayor of that Welsh watering-place told the Town Council. A mayor, he said, once attended a Lord Mayor's banquet in London, and as no one had ever heard of Pwllheli he was put among the foreign guests. It was suggested that the town should go back to the old name of Porthely, the name which appeared in the charter granted by the Black Prince, and a committee was appointed to report on the matter. DENBIGH. 'A report recently published that the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., contemplated withdrawing from the Conservative candidature for the Denbigh Boroughs is now authoritatively denied. Mr. Kenyon and his party are, it is declared, confidently looking for- ward to the next contest." Evidently the hon. member prefers defeat to a withdrawal. At a special meeting of the Urban Council last week a letter was read from the Vicar of Llangollen (the Rev. L. D. Jenkins) stating that the church- yard of St. John's was nearly full, and that the Church party did not intend taking steps to provide additional burial accommodation. The Clerk said that under these conditions it was the duty of the Urban Council to approach the Secretary of State and request to be formed into a burial board. It was decided to summon a conference of authorities to consider the formation of a joint burial board. FLINT. We are asked to state that the convention on the education question, to be held at Rhyl on Monday, July 3, is to be a joint meeting to represent West Denbighshire and Flintshire, and not Flintshire alone. It is jointly convened by Messrs. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., and J. Herbert Roberts, M.P. About 150 men have been busily engaged in pre- paring for the new motor service which is to be run between Prestatyn, Meliden, and Dyserth by the London and North-Western Railway Company. Up to the present the line has only been used for mineral traffic, but the metals have now been relaid, and in response to a deputation which waited on Lord Stalbridge in London recently motor-cars are now to be placed on the route. It has just been decided that there shall be five stops in a distance of three miles, and the work of forming the stations is being rapidly pushed on. Another stage in the dispute between the Flint- shire Education Committee and the managers of the Bryncelyn (Holywell) National School was reached on Wednesday, when one of the architects of the Board of Education visited the school and met representatives on both sides. Some time ago the Education Committee gave notice that they would not continue to recognise the existing school after a certain date unless the managers submitted plans for an entirely new school. The managers then appealed to the Board of Education. Con- siderable interest is felt locally in the matter. A new school would probably cost from £ 4,000 to £ 5,000, the greater portion of which would have to be ultimately found by the locality. The Rhyl magistrates had before them yesterday the application of Mr. Osmond Roberts, Bryn Errol, Gordon Avenue, for a certificate exempting his child from vaccination. The applicant stated that he had a conscientious objection and would not have the child vaccinated if he could possibly help it. Dr. Girdlestone (one of the magistrates) Then you do not mind giving small pox to anybody else in the country. That's what it amounts to, you know. My opinion is that these objections never ought to have been allowed, but we as magistrates have got our simple rules and must obey them. There's no risk or danger to any child by vaccina- tion, and the moment small-pox broke out you would be one of the first people to come and have your child vaccinated. I know that that has been the case over and over again..The certificate was then granted. GLAMORGAN. Sixty years ago there were seven attorneys at Cardiff, and twenty years later the number was 28. Now there are nearly 200, or one for every five street. Mabon made a smart hit at a workmen's meeting last week. The veteran Labour leader was holding forth on the advantages of self-culture when a miner who had got a little heady" during the holidays interposed with eulogistic remarks to the Rhondda "grand old man." "Half a minute," rejoined Mabon, "if there are to be two shifts to-day you come on at 10." Neither Mabon nor this "voice from the crowd" could be heard for some time afterwards. A gentleman who sets a splendid example to colliery proprietors is Mr. W. J. Thomas, of the Standard Collieries, Ynyshir. He lives among the people where his wealth is made, and takes the deepest interest in all matters which affect the social conditions of the people in the neighbour- hood. Unassuming in his manner, he attends com- mittee meetings comprised chiefly of workmen, and so well is his disposition known that the collier dis- cusses the points at issue without the slightest restraint. His presence affects them not in the least, because it is not a case of "fearing the master," but by his kindly consideration he has made them love him. His volunteering to collect £ 2,000 towards the erection of the new Workmen's Hall and Institute is only one of the many good deeds which could be enumerated in the interest he takes in the workmen's affairs. In this connection it is worth noting that the Ynyshir Colliery is recognized as having an immunity of strifes between employer and employee. The religious question cropped up at the Car- diff Guardians' meeting on Saturday, Rev. J. R- Buckley being in the chair, when the Rev. A. E- Hyslop moved (as an amendment to a recommenda- tion of the Visiting Committee), that the salary offered for a Church of England chaplain be raised from 6120 to £ 150. Mr. Hyslop had moved a similar resolution at the committee, when by 14 votes to 8 it had been resolved to re-advertise at £ r 20 a year and to omit the obligation to hold a service and preach a sermon on Sunday evenings, and to reduce the number of visiting days from five to four. The rev. gentleman on Saturday urged that many respectable people were in the workhouse through no fault of their own. The Church had the majority—something like twice the number of the other inmates. (A voice Shame.") It was evidence of the strength of the Church. (Cheers and cries of" No, no.") In Cardiff they had last Easter Day more communicants in proportion to the population than any town of its size in the king- dom. Considerable feeling is now expressed at the fact that a piece of tramway put down by the Glamorgan County Council with a view of connecting Clydach with Swansea remains unused and unproductive. The County Council had contemplated putting down a line from Morriston to Pontardawe, and, having taken powers, they were forced to go on with the construction of the line before a certain date, or the powers would lapse to the Swansea Council, who were anxious to give the facilities- The council, therefore, laid nearly a mile of line just beyond the borough boundary, and there it lies, a sort of white elephant, for the council has no power to use any current except that of the South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company inside their area. The Swansea Council cannot work their cars over this portion of the route, as they supply their own current. Now that the Swansea tramway system has become so useful to people in the suburbs, the fact that the people the Swansea Valley are debarred by the Glamorgan County Council's' inaction from participating is being severely criticised. MERIONETH. Two deaths from drowning are reported from Merionethshire. In one case Richards Edwards, of Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, went to bathe in brook, and his dead body was afterwards found In the water. In the other case a miner at the Gwyn- fynydd gold mines, near Dolgelley, went to bathe in the river Mawddach, and he was found deao later in about four inches of water. In each case a verdict of accidental death was returned. The annual meeting of the North WaleS Quarterly Association of Calvinistic Methodists was concluded at Festiniog on Thursday. The subject for discussion at the morning sitting waS Sabbath observance. The Rev. John William,s> B.A., Wrexham, opened the discussion. He sal" that as a result of the revival the danger in Wales of the secularisation of the Sabbath was now past. Much pain had been given them by the announce- ment made in the newspapers that the pn?1e Minister recently spent Sunday afternoon in play^.o golf, and, more still, that the King had given ni countenance to this. Let them pray that tn revival would spread to England and save tn^ Sabbath for England also. The blessings of Sun day closing would soon be extended to England if the revival spread there. MONMOUTH. James Hannen, the Welsh international, suddenly at Newport (Mon.) on Thursday afternoo His mother pre-deceased him a few hours. v was one of the best forwards ever produced Wales, and was one of Newport's invincible fifte under the captaincy of T. C. Graham. He r vice-captain for two seasons. He first played Wales against Scotland in 1889, and against Irela in the same season. He also played England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1890, Engla^ and Ireland 1891, and against England, Scot'a and Ireland in 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1895. ^aI1^as had a large circle of friends, among whom he very popular. MONTGOMERY. d The Newtown justices on Saturday aPP°*n^e Mr. J. T. C. Gittins their clerk in succession to late Mr. T. Mark Taylor, Mr. Gittins receivingp & votes and Mr. Edward Powell four. Mr. a member of the firm of Messrs. Williams, and Taylor, and has acted as deputy fc>r clerk.