Home News. CARDIGAN Is St. Dogmells in Cardigan or Pembroke ? Geographically it is in the latter county, but owing to its close proximity to the old capital of Cardigan it is included in that county for certain purposes. Now, however, that certain drainage works are needed at St. Dogmells, the Cardigan folks are anxious to part company with Llandudach. But the matter is to be finally decided by a vote of the inhabitants, who are to declare whether they become Cardis or stand loyal to Pembroke. CARMARTHEN. Miss Mary A. Davies, a well-known Llanelly vocalist, has been awarded the John Thomas Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. This is one of the most desirable scholarships offered by the Academy, and entitles the holder to three years' free tuition. Miss Davies, who is a pupil of Mr. A. W. Swindell, is a contralto of great promise. The ordination services of Mr. Lewis Davies, Presbyterian College, Carmarthen, have been held at Hermon, Paincastle. The following ministers officiated :-Prof. D. E. Jones (Carmarthen), Prof. Lewis (Brecon), Rev. John Evans, B.A. (Brecon), Rev. J. Davies (Ystalyfera), Rev. J. Richards (Aber- dare), and Rev. D. Garro Jones (Llandrindod). CARNARVON. Mr. W. P. Elias, Solicitor, Bangor, late of Llanrwst, has received an appointment as Assistant Poor Law Inspector. There is a strong feeling in the Bangor Council that Dr. Price, who was defeated in the North Ward last week, should be offered the mayoralty of the city. The directors of the pier at Llandudno have arranged to have constructed in the course of the present winter a pavilion at the pierhead for the audiences who hear the band performances in the mornings, and the pierrot entertainers in the after- noons and evenings during the season. The building will have a permanent ceiling, and roof and sides formed of glass screens, which will be remov- able. The Bishop of Bangor (the Right Rev. W. H. Williams), held a visitation at Bangor Cathedral, there being an exceptionally large attendance of clergy. In the course of his address the Bishop alluded to the education controversy in Wales. They must, he said, keep their schools handed over to them in sacred trust. They could not shut their eyes to the possibility that in carrying out the work of teaching religion in the schools they might be deprived of the help of those who had hitherto been their best allies. They could not exaggerate the debt they owed to the teachers in the voluntary and board schools, which were their schools, too. Hitherto the teachers had been God-fearing persons, but it was now claimed by leading politicians that teachers in the future must not be pledged to any religious tests, and young men were being trained for school work who frankly professed that they were Agnostics. In country schools especially these teachers would do incalculable harm, and the clergy should endeavour to combat this mischief by endeavouring to see that the religious knowledge of teachers, or any prospective teachers, kept pace with their secular knowledge. DENBIGH. The Rev. Thomas Pritchard, the vicar of Rhosllanerchrugog, has been offered the living of Llanarmon-yn-Ial, vacant by the death of the Rev. Ben Evans, but he has decided not to accept the same. Mr. George IJevan has been appointed Secretary and Registration Agent to the borough of Wrexham Conservative Association, in place of Mr. Stanley D. Edisbury, resigned. Mr. Wilmer Rogers has been appointed his assistant. The Denbighshire County Council have resolved, if the rumour that the King intends to visit North Wales next year is true, to ask His Majesty to lay the foundation-stone of the new County Council and Education offices, which it is intended to erect at Ruthin.
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Football Chat. [By PEL DROED.] Saturday's Football.- Saturday's football was of more than usual interest. Newport met Swansea at St. Helens, and were beaten by a goal to nothing. The play was not of a brilliant kind. Cardiff defeated Devonport Albion by 12 points to nil. The Cardiffians played better than they did at Gloucester, but the best dis- play they have yet given this season was when they defeated Swansea a few weeks ago. London Welsh defeated Gloucester by a goal to nil. This was the most creditable performance of the day so far as Welsh teams are concerned, as the Gloucester men are playing exceedingly well this season, having drawn with Cardiff, and only been defeated by Swansea by a narrow margin. The London W elsh.-Amongst Welshmen generally there was no more popular victory on Saturday than the one wherein London Welsh defeated Gloucester at Leyton by a goal to nil. "In beating Gloucester at Leyton on Saturday," comments the reporter of the Daily Telegraph, "the London Welsh gained their most notable victory this season." I notice that the expert athletic critic of that high-class weekly, The King, says :—The supremacy among London clubs will probably rest with London Welsh, Blackheath, and Richmond. So far as the season has progressed the London Welsh have the best all-round team, and Blackheath the best forward division. While Richmond come probably between the two, Guy's Hospital at full strength might beat all three." Supporters of the London Welsh are hoping that the end of the season will find them the leading Rugby team in London. New Zealanders.-And now a few more jottings in reference to the all-conquering New Zealanders, who are still the leading topic in football circles. There were few critics in Wales who believed that Blackheath would be beaten by such a huge score, and their crushing defeat has made Welshmen more pessimistic than ever as to the prospects of Wales defeating the All Blacks. Last week, I mentioned the names of a few players who were likely to get positions in the Welsh team. To that list must be added, Harding, the London Welsh captain, whose selection is a certainty. It is the unanimous opinion of the critics that Harding is as smart as ever this season. As an index to the immense public interest in the visit of the New Zealand team to Cardiff to play Wales, I may state that all the reserved tickets on the grand stand were sold three or four weeks ago. The suggestion that the Welsh team should adopt the New Zealand plan of playing seven forwards only, with the extra man on the wing, has been coldly received by the great majority of Welshmen, who believe that their men should rise or fall by the recognised Welsh style of play- On Tuesday, the New Zealanders added yet another victory to their already large total, by beating Oxford University by 4 goals and 9 tries to nil. After the first 20 minutes 'they scored with almost monotonous regularity. I heir score now stands :-54° points for, to i5 against. Wallace and Hunter were both in fine form.
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GLAMORGAN. The Lord Mayor has issued an appeal to the citizens of Cardiff for funds to provide meals for underfed school children, it being proposed to pro- vide free meals during the winter months in four centres, viz., Grangetown, Cathays, Moorlands, and the Docks. Mr. F. L. Davis having declined the invitation of the Cardiff official Conservatives to come forward as their candidate in opposition to the Hon. Ivor Guest, M.P., the suggestion now finding favour is that the Lord Mayor should be put forward, and that as much party capital as possible should be made out of the honour conferred on Cardiff by the King. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. David- son arrived at Swansea on Saturday afternoon, being accompanied by the Bishop of St. David's. Mr. John Rees (G.W.R. divisional superintendent) was in charge of the train. On detraining, his Grace and Mrs. Davidson were received by Sir John Llewellyn, Bart., Mr. P. Venables Llewellyn, the Principal of Lampeter College, and Mrs. Bebb, Mr. A. F. Eden, and Mr. Glynn Price, and after introductions the party drove to Penllergaer, where the Archbishop will be the guest of Sir John and Lady Llewellyn. On Monday night His Grace addressed a meeting at the Albert Hall on the Education Act. Sir John Llewellyn presided, and the Bishop of St. David's was one of the speakers. MONTGOMERY. Having regard to the complaint advanced at the Montgomeryshire County Council meeting on Tuesday, that the Progressive majority, by refusing maintenance for Council as well as Church schools, left the children to starve for want of fire during the winter months, the Welsh Campaign Committee on Thursday decided to see that necessary fuel will be supplied to all Montgomeryshire Council schools at the expense of the Campaign fund, and the necessary instructions to make this decision operative have already been issued to the proper authorities" in Montgomeryshire. Lord London- derry has already given similar assurances in respect of Church schools. PEMBROKE. At a meeting of the Pembrokeshire Education Committee, at Haverfordwest, the Chairman (Mr. S. B. Sketch) said it had come to the knowledge of the Director of Education (Mr. H. H. James, B.A.,) that a service was held in one of the schools of the county during school hours. Perhaps the better plan would be to ask him to inquire and report. Dr. Griffiths It is a reflection upon all the schools if left like that. Can't we have the name of the school ? The Director said it was Walwyn's Castle National School. When visiting the school he saw the following entry in the log book September 29th. This being St. Michael's Day, the rector had a short service and catechising in the school from 11.30 to 12 in place of the scripture lesson." He thought it rather a strange proceeding, because the circular from the Board had done away with taking the children to church. But this was a new idea-taking the church to the school. It had never been done before to his knowledge. Rev. J. Phillips proposed that the Director be asked to inquire and report. This was agreed to.