MACHYNLLETH. Presentation.—Mrs. Bennet Davies, Maldwyn House, has been made the re- cipient of a silver sardine dish and cover by the local branch of the British Women's Temperance Association, in recognition of her services as treasurer of the branch. Bankruptcy^—At Aberystwyth, on Wed- day. before Joseph Davies, Esq., regis- trar., the examination in bankrupcty was conducted by Mr. H. W. Thomas, the official receiver, of Mr. John Jones, Melingerrig, Penegoes. manager or Messrs Davies and Edwards, Weish Woollen Company. The gross liabilities included three unsecured creditors for £864 17s. and two creditors, partly secured, for J347 5s. The only asset was a watch valued at 2s. 6d., leaving a deficiency of JB911 19s 6d. Debtor alleged pressure by a creditor as the cause 01 his failure. His liabilities exceeded assets on December 6th, 1909, by £882 19s. 6d., and household expenses amounted to J364 for the year. Debtor, who is fifty-nine years of age. has resided and carried on business as wcol factor at Melingerrig for the past thirty years. His business was formed into a limited com- pany in July, 190b and he acts as man- ager. Prior to the Company's formation. the house, factory, and greater part of the machinery were his wife's property, subject to mortgage. The household furniture and certain machinery were sold to the Company for 100 fully-paid JB1 shares which were allocated equally be- tween debtor and his wife. The wife was allowed the use of the house and furniture in part payment of salary as secretary to the Company.—iiepiying to the Receiver, debtor stated that after his father's death the business was carried en by his mother until her death, and afterward by himself and two brothers. The property belonged to Mr. John Morgan but Mr. David Davies came into possession as mortgagee. After his marriage, an understanding was come to between debtor and his brothers respecting their partnership. He married in 1898 and eight months afterwards carried on the business on his own account. His wife bought the property for JB450, which was borrowed. Having been questioned at length in regard to his liabilities, the examination was adjourned.—Mr. A. J. Hughes appeared for debtor and Mr. W. P Owen for. creditors. Old Age Pensions.—An adjourned meet- ing of the Guardians was held on Wed- nesday (chairman, Mr M. E. Francis), when a nst of out-door paupers in the un- ion (numbering fifty-eight) who have made application and are likely to receive pen- sions in January was considered. The last payment of relief to those paupers will be made on December 28th which will carry them on to the 3rd January. Musical Success.—At an examination of the London College of Music held at Aber- ystwyth, Miss Lona Evans (soprano) was successful in gaining the intermediate certificate in the singing division with ninety-one marks (honours). Miss Jennie E-ilis Morgan, L.L.C.M., acted as accom- panist. Christmas Market.—There was a good attendance at the Christina s market on Wednesday. There was an excellent show by Messrs E. Ramer and Co.. Mr R. Lloyd, Mr W. Thomas, Mr Peter Rees, Mr Joseph Holt, Mr John Edwards, but- chers. There was a brisk market and good prices were obtained. Montgomery Boroughs Erection.—The result of the pon was received about one o'clock on Saturday. A large crowd had assembled by the Post Office to receive the news. About four o'clock, Mr Hum- phreys-Owen arrived in the town in his motor car and met his supporters at the Committee Rooms, afterwards delivering a short address of thanks near the Clock Tower. Mr Euinphreys-Owen was accom- panied by Mr Martin Woosnam. At the close of the meeting, Mr Humphreys- Owen was carried shoulder high to his hotel and soon afterwards left the town. On Tuesday evening Colonel Pryce-Jones, M.P., met his supporters at the Vane Hall when a smoking conceit was given, presided over by Dr A. O. Davies. Col. Pryce-Jones was given a hearty welcome and at the close of the meeting was car- ried shoulder high to his hotel and soon after left the town for Newtown. Generosity.—Mr T. W. Bonsall, Morben Hall, with his usual generosity, has again this year given five cwt. of coal to each of the poor of the pillage of Derwenlas. On Tuesday Mr and Mrs Bonsall distri- buted to the school children Christmas gifts. Derwenlas.—On Friday evening a suc- cessful competitive concert was given at the Council School in aid of the Wesleyan Church. The chairman was Mr E. Gil- lart, solicitor. The following took part: —Mr Athelstan Lee, Mr J. R. Leighton, and Mr E. T. Humphreys. ror a party of eight, the prize was awarded to Mr Jones Cyntrirch's party and the prize in the challenge solo competition- was div- ided between Miss Annie Mary Jenkins, Cwmceurhiw, and Miss Annie Mary Jones, Machynlleth. The adjudicator was Mr W. O. Williams. Mrs Trevor Jones, Miss Jennie Ellis Morgan, L.L.C.M., and Miss Gladys Jueighton acted as accompanists. Mr John Evans, the Stores, conducted. Success.—At the examination of the London College of Music, Miss Maglona Evans passed her intermediate examina- tion (singing) with honours, obtaining ninety-one marks out of a hundred. Miss Jennie Morgan, A.L.C.M., accompanied Miss Evans in her songs.
NEW QUAY. Debating Society.—The fortnightly meeting of Towvn Debating Society was held on Wednesday evening when Mr. G. Ivor Davies, C.M., occupied the chair, and Mr. Tom Thomas read a paper on ''Music." Obituary.—As was briefly reported in last week's issue, the death occurred on Sunday, December 11th, of Miss Margaret Jane Lewis, Arfryn, at the age of forty- two years. Deceased was highly respected and the news of her death cast a gloom over the whole place. The esteem in which she wa.s held was amply testified to by the exceedingly-large number which attended her funeral on Friday. At the house Mr. W. Thomas, Brynarfor, offici- ated, aiiH at the Llanllwchaiarn Church- yard, the Rev. Gwilyni Williams, B.A. Deceased was a member of Tabernacle C.M. Chapel. The chief mourners were Mr. Evan J. Lewis (brother), Aberavon; Mrs. Rees (sister), Aberavon; Captain and Mrs. Thomas (uncle and aunt), Arlryn; Mr. W. Evans (brother-in-law), Aberavon Mr. Alfred Evans (cousin); Mr. J Evans-Thomas (cousin); Miss Davies, R. Angell (oousins).; and Mr. E. L. Rees (nephew). Beautiful wreaths were laid on the grave by the following—Mrs. Jones, Cum Cottage; Mrs. Deleampe, Penlone; Captain and Mrs. Thomas. Rhiw-Wig; Miss Peters, Miss Davies, Park-street; IR. Angell, Sewing School; Sunday School Class: Miss Phillips, Cait Loch; Mi E. J. Lewis (brother); Mrs. Rees and family, Aberayon; Mrs. Evans and family, St. Mary's-place^; Mr. J. Evans-Thomas; Mrs. Jenkins and Miss Williams, Aberavon; and Miss Williams, Liverpool. The warmest sympathy is extended to the relativec in their sad and sudden bereavement. Bankruptcy.—The examination in bankruptcy of Mr. Tom Jones, tailor, was resumed at Aberystwyth on Wednesday. Mr. William Davies ..of Messrs. Smith, Davies, and Evans), who appeared for debtor. said he had instructed that morning and .wished to make an explana- tion. At the previous hearing, debtor stated that he never owned shares in a building society and was not interested in any property. At one time he did own shares in a building club, which was wound up in September, 1910, and became entitled to two houses. He, however, received no benefit as the houses were mortgaged for J8180 each. The houses cost £170 each to build and the land was estimated at £10. Although nominally the owner of two houses, debtor never possessed them and had received or paid nothing in respect of them.-31r. Joseph Davies, the registrar, read the answers which debtor gave at the previous meeting denying that he had any interest in pro- perty.—Mr. Davies said lie had explained the "seriousness of his position to debtor. His explanation was that he considered the houses were of no value and that the mortgagee was entitled to them.—The Registrar said that was no excuse or ex- planation of the answers given by debtor to the plain questions he was asked by the Receiver. The answers were given on oath. and it was a serious matter.—The Receiver (Mr. H. W. Thomas) said it devolved on him to report the matter. On the strength of the property, uebtor was able to get credit and when publicly examined he persistently denied having had any interest in property.—Mr Davies explained that both houses were let at JS34, and the outgoings amounted to £28 3s.—Replying to the Receiver, debtor said the shares were in the Bargoed and Aber- tridwr Building Society. With that ex- ception, his statements were correct. He had no reason for concealing the fact that he had building shares.—The Registrar: Was it not your object to deceive the Court ? —Debtor No.—The Registrar That is my impression.—Debtor: It would be no benefit to me. He added that he was not aware of any money due to him for work done in the Rhondda.—The exam- ination was further adjourned.
COUNTY SCHOOL PRIZE-DAY. The annual distribution of prizes and certificates in connection with the Fes- tiniog County School was held on Friday night. In the unavoidable absence of Mr J. Rhydwen Parry, chairman oil the Governors, the chair was taken by Mr. R. Walker Davies, B.A., Caerblaidd. and the prizes were distributed by Mrs T E Ellis of Aberystwyth. The following Welsh airs were sung at intervals by the ScTiool Glee Party:—"Blodau'r Grug," Mloel y Wyddfa," and "Caniad Pibau Morfudd," whilst Breuddwyd y Bardd" and Suo- Gan" were given by Miss Gwyneth Davies and Miss Hannah C, Davies. The fiv9 items were received with enthusiasm by the audience, especially "Suo-gan." which was sung with humming accompani- ment. Mr. F. P. Dodd, M.A., headmaster, in his report, gave interesting details as to the careers of old pupils. In the year 1909-10, the numbers in school were:— Autumn term, 1909, 87 boys and 80 girls; spring term, 1910, 86 boys and 79 girls summer term. 1910. 77 bovs and 73 girls. The number this term is 169 (80 boys, 89 girls). The numbers still show a tend- ency to increase, in spite of local changes. In July the School was examined by the Central Welsh Board. The results were not as favourable as the School has been accustomed to. The following certifi- cates were gained: Honours, 1; higher, 1; senior, 8; junior, 19. The only honours certificates awarded in this county came to this School, and Elizabeth E. Roberts was therefore awarded the county exhibi- tion of £10 per annum and the Rendel exhibition of £10 per annum for three years. She also won in open competition an exhibition of J310 per annum at Aber- ystwyth College. Lily Evans passed the matriculation of the University of Wales m the first division, and five others matriculated in virtue of other certifi- cates. The record of old pupils during the past year had been a brilliant one. Mr. Morris Owen, MlSc., was awarded a fellowship of the University of Wales, and is now doing research work in the Univer- sity of Berlin: Mr. Edwin A. Owen, who took the degree of B.Sc. with first-class honours in physics and second-class hon- ours in mathematics, was awarded a university studentship and subsequently the 1851 exhibition scholarship of £150 per annum. He is doing research work at Trinity College, Cambridge. Miss Kate W. Roberts, who took the B.A. degree with first-class honours in German, was awarded the Osborne Morgan post- graduate scholarship, and is now at Newn- ham College, Cambridge. She was also offered the Gilchrist studentship of the University College of Wales, but declined it. Miss Dorothy Jones took the degree of B.A. (Wales) with second-class honours in Welsh, and Mr. W. A Humphreys, the same degree, with third-class honours in Welsh. lr. John Morris took the degree of B.Sc. (Wales). Dr. T. Carey Evans secured his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and the third place on the Indian medical service list. The question of accommodation is more serious and pressing than ever. It is not a matter of numbers merely, but of suitability of premises, and the School is suffering seriously, particularly the upper portion. The tone of the School is good, and the relations between staff and scholars satis- factory. The successful production of a Welsh play by the scholars during the year gave evidence of considerable dram- atic talent which it was hoped to develop. It was a compliment to the staff that the services of the senior mistress. Miss Gwladys Lewis, were desired by the Uni- versity of South Wales. Miss Cotter ill. M.A., was appointed in her place, and has filled the post with dignity and earnestness. Mrs. T. E. ElUs distributed the certifi- cates and prizes The prize-winners were:—Form VI.. Elizabeth Elen Roberts. Form V.. 1. W. J. Hughes: 2. G. M. Arthur: 3, M. C. Evans. Form IV.. 1, Edmund Morris; 2, Lizzie Rowlands 3, Maggie Olwen Jones. Form Ilia., 1. Frank Cyril Dodd: S, Morris A dr*ms: ? Blodwen Griffiths and F-av Pritchavd. T-rm nib., 1, Ivor W. Hughe?; 9. F. ( Williams; 5, Elina r vie t? ,r. n Tvvilym E. Owen and M-itbew B, p.-wUnds: 5, Mary Roberts. Rowlands; 2, Dewi Roberts; 3, Robe t Jones. Special prizes —Old pupils' Jrize. Elizabeth Elen Roberts; condcet, P. Aubrey Roberts, Ella Roberts; domestic subjects (given by Mrs Jones, Isallt), Gwyneth Davies. The vote of thanks to Mrs. Ellis. which was carried amid applause, was proposed by Mrs. Dr. Jones, Isallt, and seconded by M]. R. 0, Jones, Brynofferen; and < like compliment having been paid to the Chair- man, the meeting was closed with the singing of the national anthems.
EDITORIAL NOTES. ANOTHER Conservative, Colonel PRYCE .JOWES, has succeeded the last Conservative member, Sir J. D. REES. In the division lobby, this means a gain of two to the Oonserva tires. Isrdiff as cocksure as it was six wonths ago that the Welsh University is on the rocks. We think the University has survived, and in the survival has learnt how there are left-handed" supporters" in which it ought n.ct to put any trust. The Conservative skunks who thought to play the referendum dodge against the Liberals are now backing out. Nobody objects to their hacking out, but it is a shabby business of which upright Conser- vatives, and there are many of them, must be deeply ashamed. The Conservative referendum trick, which failed, is causing trouble in the ranks of the Opposition. The" Morning "Post," which was sorely hurt by the shunting of Tariff Reform, says that the Referendum must go bag and baggage. That it was a trick is shown by Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBEHLAIN who says that it was only intended for this election. What the Tory Party requires is reconstruction frithout aay Brummagem in it, Mr. OrmSBY GORE is going to attack Mr. LLOYD GEORGE in the House of Commons for alleged abuse. We think-but we do not want to be over confident—that Mr. LLOYD GEORGE will survive. Still, the attack will increase Mr OHMSBY popularity, and that is worth a good deal. Dolgelley, like Aberystwyth, is muddling away en the isolation hospital question. We .suppose that in the end something will be done. The people do not think that isolation is necessary. That is the whole question. Besides, what are a few deaths compared with higher local rates? What, indeed? There are now three Conservative mem- bers for Wales which is an increase of one over the number in the last Parliament, namely, Montgomery Boroughs, Cardiff, the Bastard Metropolis of Wales, and Denbigh Boroughs, which include Wrex- ham, the recently created Metropolis of North Wales. It is said to be certain that the Govern- ment will put an end to plural voting. There are some people who are able to vote as often as fifty times at a general election. What is most wanted is an arrangement that will enable all borough elections to be held on one day and all I county elections on the next day Great excitement, it is said, has been caused in the United States as a result of the MAR SECRETARY'S statement to the effect that the land defences of the United States were totally inadequate to repel any; considerable attack. Who in the world wants to. make an attack upon the United States P This is surely insanity of the maddest sort. The" Daily Chronicle" seems to be making a mess of it generally. On Tues- day the paper published an abject apology about something it had said in reference to the QUEEN'S health which it seems was absoiutely untrue. The apology does not say what the Untrue statement was. We think the QUEEN will survive the careless Chronicle's" mis-statements. It was not until Mr. LLOYD GEORGE gave Mr. OUMSBY GOHE some cf his own sort back again that the Conservative member for the Denbigh Boroughs realised what he himself had said. Of course, it is very wicked of Mr. LLOYD GEORGE to retaliate, but we are afraid that he will go on being wicked. The Welsh Church Commission report is, if anything, more puzzling than the Welsh Church Commission. The CHAIR- MAN, full of good intentions, seems to have made a mess of things. Could not the whole thing be buried out of sight with advantage? Nonconformists' still mean to have disestabiishment, and the Church still means to object to it, so the fight will go on as before. The strain upon the accommodation in many of the intermediate schools in Waias is caused by having to provide places for pupils who really ought to be in elemen- tary schools. What sense is there in admitting children to intermediate schools who have only passed the third standard. Many pupils are admitted who have passed no standards at all. The pitiful plight of soma of the lower, sort of Conservative papers may be judged from the head lines of one of them which are as follow:—"Majority Reduced. The Marquess of STAFFORD'S Partial Success "in a Scotch Election." Mr. A. -CL j MORTON, Liberal, defeated the Marquis i of STAFFORD by a majority of 187. This is what the wretched Daily Dispatch": calls a partial success 1 •* A Liverpool Conservative paper says' that All the expense and disturbance; "which have been inflicted upon the "country by the general election have, achieved nothing but a recapitulation of "the verdict given last January." This is greatly to the discredit and shame of the. Conservatives who have been yelling for: an election for twelve months and who made the recent veto conference a failure in the hope of winning at the polls. The effects of the third great Liberal victory will be felt before long from end to end of the country.. b « Things are looking up in Wales. Mr. ORMSBY GORE, the me/mber for the Den- bigh Boroughs, has discovered that one of them is the Metropolis of North Wales. How odd it is that both the Metropolises of Wales should be represented by Conser- vatives. The Bastard Metropolis of Wales will be mad that it should have a rival in Wrexham, where we do not suppose there is a single resident Chinaman. The capital of Wales is, of course, Carnarvon. The Principality will soon consist of nothing but capitals and metropolises. The Bishop of CARLISLE says that nations are beginning to understand that the time is coming when war will he a disgrace and -degradation to a. nation. Nevertheless he says that he is not able to see how it is either wise or safe for any single nation to disarm as long as others are increasing their armaments. What we urge is that as a nation we ought not to take the lead in increasing armaments, but we do take the lead and have the audacity to contend that our navy ought to be stronger than any other two navies; in the world. It is not an easy task to deal with the; Aberystwyth Boaird of Guardians. At the last meeting of Board it was stated that the inmates of the Workhouse; numbered sixty-one, compared with thirty- six in the corresponding period of last year. It was explained that the increase was accounted for by the fact that there were twenty-two children in the Work- house. compared with two a year ago. Of course, if there were no reasons for the increase the Board of Guardians could only be described in language from which we abstain. The simple fact is that there should not be twenty-two children in the Workhouse. There is no hell on earth less fit for children than a workhouse. We thought Aberystwyth had been freed from that curse. The difficulty of dealing with certain pauperised people is too great for ordinary methods. At the last meeting of the Pen-" rhyndeudraeth Board of Guardians there was the case of a man and his wife and seven children. One of the guardians said I that cannibals could not be worse. An- other member said it was really astonishing to think that there should be' such a case in a Christian land. The CHAIRMAN said that unless something was done the children would grow up like their parents and become a regular pest to society. All that was done was to order boots to bd provided for four of the children. What can be done? Where drunkenness lazineiss. and incapacity exist there is no- thing but sheer force that is of the slightest use. This is the sort of thing, and it is common, that the author of the Minority Report of the poor L'1 Com- mission do not recognise. i Consols are taking the Liberal victory at the polls quite cheerfully The last of the election results were published on Wednesday. The end gives the Liberals an increased majority of four, making one hundred and twenty-six instead of a hundred and twenty-two as before the dissolution. The Conservative papers are pathetically mute. At Dolgelley, on Monday, JOHN ROBERT SHELDON FURLONG, M.A., of Dublin University, was found shot in the- lavatory at the Cambrian Railway Station, with a double-barrelled gun by his side. At the inquest the jury returned a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity. We are waiting with interest for Mr. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN'S opinion of the now completed election. It would have been far better for JOSEPH if! he had remained a Liberal and had not tried to put Mr. GLADSTONE'S shoes on. What a political failure he has been, both as a Radical and a Tory. We wish Mr. HUMPHREYS OWEN had won in the Montgomery Boroughs, but he has been beaten by Colonel PRYCE JONES. Well, we would much rather have a highly- respected and open-minded Conservative in the seat than his predecessor. Sir J. D. ¡RiEES. We wonder if Colonel PRYCE JONES has written to thank Sir J. D. REES for having won the seat for him. Last Friday night there was a high tide and a heavy sea at Aberystwyth. A gcod deal of damage was done, but nothing really serious. The greatest destruction was where the wooden groynes have been constructed. Those groynes have caused a scour which depletes the beach. They are the silliest thing that ever was done, but there they are and there they will remain. The Duke of NORTHUMBERLAND is in a state of complete funk. He evidently expects invasion forthwith for he said in a recent speech for Heaven's sake let us "have a large number of men for the defence of this country somehow." We do not know where the invaders are coming from, but the* DuKE evidently expects them from somewhere and he expects them soon. The weather has been gloomy all the week, except for a glint of sunshine now and then just to accentuate the gloom. There have been destructive seas all along the coast. Aberystwyth and Borth have suffered severely. Heavy rains have flooded the rivers. The temperature is high for the time of year. Trade is slack, and there is a good deal of suffer- ing which is being borne quietly. We never had any doubt that the Car- narvonshire Education Committee has legal power to force the upper standard children of Tremadoc to attend Portmadoc Higher Standard School, situate a mile away. The question is whether the power should be enforced. The revolt may end, but the dissatisfaction will continue, and the Committee may be utterly wrong in principle and tactics, although legally empowered to act as they have acted. « X The third quinquennial report, just issued, of the Board of Tt-ade on the con- ditions of employment of agricultural labourers states that, including all allow- ances in kind, such as board and lodging for unmarried men, and cottages, fuel, and food for married men, the average weekly earnings of agricultural labourers in 1907 were as follows:—England, and Monmouth, 18s.; Scotland, 19s. 7d. Ireland, lis. 3d. What taxed food would mean to these people only they themselves can possibly know. The papers state that "before the Coronation ceremonial there will be an interesting domestic event in the Royal "Family. This happy occurrence is "expected in March. Meanwhile the KING "and QUEEN will spend their time quietly., "partly at Windsor and partly at (Buck- ingham Palace." There was some talk of postponing the coronation owing to the coming birth, but there is plenty of time between March and June, and it is under- stood that the coronation will be on the date already fixed. A princess, it is said is the most desired. This will be the seventh -child, and all 'boys except one. The CHANCELLOR of the IQXCHEQUER, who is said to be suffering from a severe cold and from the strain of the General Election, has been ordered by his medical advisers to take a complete rest, and, accompanied by Mrs. LLOYD GEORGE, has left for the Continent. Very likely the CHANCELLOR will get rid of the cold and certainly he will get rid of the Toms, Jacks, and Harrys, who think it to be their privilege to pester a successful Cabinet Minister. This is a very diplomatic illness and has come just in the nick of time. We expect Mr. BALFOUR and other prominent politicians will have illnesses of the same kind in a few days.
LAMPETER. Fire.—A fire broke out at one of the houses at Pleasant Hill, occupied, 'by Elizabeth Davies, on Friday mid-day, and the Fire Brigade attended under the command of Mr. R. W. Ashman. The fire had originated in the chimney. A great deal of water was pumped by* the engine, but it was difficult to get at the nre. Eventually a part of the chimney had to be taken down and a large wooden beam taken out. This was found on fire and was the cause of the mischief. The only damage done was the taking down Of the chimney. There was a tremendous storm of wind and rain raging outside. Marriage.—At- Noddfa Chapel, on Wed- nesday morning, by th(1 Rev. Daniel Jones, in the presence of the fr. E. D. Rees, registrar, Mr. W. J. Davies, of Llanfairfach. L'aTifairclydogau, wa.s married to Miss Sarah Davies of Teify View, LI an fair. The "bridd was given away by Mr. Timothy Jcnes, Pantmeinog, Pencarreg, and was attended by Miss Polly Evans, Llanfairfach, as 'bridesmaid. Mr Dal11CI Davies Evans, Llanfairfach, acted as best man. The Storm.—Although a violent storm was raging last week, very Tittle damage was done in this neighborhood. The Teify and its tribuaries had overflown their banks and water entered a few houses. The road from the town to Indian was also impassable to pedestrians. A few trees- were blown down. Success.—Mr. R. Davies, sort of Mr R. M. Davies. Myrtle Hill, has gained an open classical exhibition at St. John*?; College, Cambridge. He is a pupil of St. David's College School whore he had been prepared for the examination. > Death of Mrs. Camber Williams.—The 1 death of Mrs. Camber Williams, wife of the Rev. Canon Camber Williams, vicar of Lampeter and rural dean, occurred on Sunday morning. While the communion service was celebrated) in the Parish Church, adjacent to the Vicarage, she was called away from a world of pain and sorrow to a serener clime. It was a terrible blow to the Canon, as he had previously been bereft of his children, and the deepest sympathy is felt for him and other relatives. Two months ago, two of Mrs. Camber Williams' brothers died, and their deaths affected her deeply. She had not enjoyed the best of health pre- viously. Soon afterward, she was confined to bed by a severs attack of rheumatic J fever. Dr. Griffiths attended her faith- fully with the careful nursing of two pro- fessional nurses. The attack was con- quered, but unfortunately other compli- cations followed and the greatest fears were entertained as to her recovery. Dr. Lancaster, Swansea, was called in also Dr. Price, in consultation with Dr. Griffiths; but all efforts were in vain and for days it was known that she was sink- ing. Mrs. Camber Williams was always genial and kind to the poor and sick, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She had been president of the Nursing Association, but resigned some time ago, and was also president of the Girls' Friendly Society branch. In con- nection with the annual Christmas tree, Mrs. Camber Williams took a leading part and was looking forward to the next one which will have to be postponed. In every direction there will be a feeling of loss after her, especially at the Vicarage. Mr Thomas Davies, Llandudno, her brother, was present with the Canon and others at the bedside when the end came. Scores of sympathetic messages have been received by them. On Sunday, pathetic allusions were made by the iRev. D. J. Evans and the Rev. R. 'H. Richards at the Parish Church and the other churches in the parish, while the Rev. E Evans, pastor of Soar Chapel, spoke feelingly on the subject on Sunday evening, the whole con- gregation standing to show their sympathy. At the Parish Church, special hymns were sung, and Mr. Jenkin Parry. organist, played the "Dead March" effec- tively, the choristers and congregation standing. On Tuesday evening, a mem- orial service was held at St. Peter's Church when there was a large congrega- tion. The body had been removed there from the Vicarage. The following took part in the service:—The Bishop of St. David's, the Rev. Chancellor Jones, and the Revs. D. J. Evans and R. H. Richards, curate of St. Peter's Church. The body lay in the Church over night, and at eight o'clock on Wednesday morn- ing there was a communion service for the bereaved family. At ten o'clock, another service was held at the Church, after which the body wa removed to t Station, en route for Llandudno, where interment took place on Thursday. The procession to the Station composed many clergymen from the district, with mem- bers of the Church Council, the medical attendant, and Mr. Walter Davies and Mr William Davies, churchwardens, nurses and servants, the churchwardens accom- panying the body to Llandudno. Wreaths were received from the lRev. Canon Camber Williams, churchwardens and sidesmen, Welsh Sunday School, English Sunday School, St. Peter's Church Choir, I associates and members of G.F.S., employees of "Welsh Church Press," Bishop of St. David's and Mrs. Owen, Rev. Chancellor and Mrs. Jones, Mrs. T. Lloyd, Mrs Davies* Brooklands, Ceilan Davies, 5, Station-terrace; Mrs. and Miss Vaughan, Parade. Carmarthen: Mr. and Mrs Ernest Lloyd, the Rev. W. LI. and Mrs. Footman, Daisy, Jessie, and Edgar, all at Peckham Crescent Promotion.—The Rev. R. T. Jones, B.A., vicar of Glanogwen, Betliesda. has been appointed by the Bishop of Bangor to the residentiary canonry in Bangor Cathedral, which became vacant owing to the death of Canon Hughes. The new Canon is a native of Lampeter, and is a graduate of St. David's College. He was ordained in 1885. his first curacy being Pwllheli. In 1888 he was offered the vicariate of Nevin by Colonel Wynne Finch, which he opened. He had not been there long before he re-opened the Mission Church, secured the services of an additional curate, and collected £2,000 towards a new church, for which a valu- able site was given by the Hon. F. S. Wynn. In 1889 he was appointed a surrogate for the diocese, of (Bangor. After doing good work at Nevin, the rev. gentle- man was in 1898 offered the benefice of Glanogwen by the late Lord Penrhyn He laboured energetically with the restora- tion of the church and schools in connec- tion with the celebration of the Church's jubilee, at a cost of £1,189. In 1905 he was appointed secretary of the Dioceaan Church Defence Society, in succession to the late Canon Hughes and all who know him will testify to the splendid efforts he has made on behalf of the Church, and his trenchant speeches all over the country. He was appointed rural dean of Arllech- wedd in 1910, and was one of the four witnesses who represented the Dioceses of Bangor before the Church Commission. He is a member of the Bangor and Beau- maris Board of Guardians, having been twice returned unopposed. The services at Gjanogwen are renowned for theih- heartiness, and the choir is considered one of the best in Wales. Christmas Show.—The annual show was held on Wednesday and was well attended. The prices were, however, rather small, but a large business was done. Geese were sold at 9d. per pound, turkeys, lOd. to lid., and ducks, lOd. There was a large number of competitors for the prizes offered by the Committee. Mr. VV m. Taylor, Falcondale, and Mr. Thos. Jones, Castell Creuddyn, judged the line poultry exhibits and Miss Pomeroy, Fal- condale, trussed poultry. Great credit is due to Councillors James Morgan and J. E. Jones, Eryl, secretaries, for the success of the show, and to the treasurer, Councillor Walter Davies. The following is a list of prize winners:—Trussed Turkey under 12Ibs.-1, Mr. Williams, Glynhir; 2, Mr. Davies, Blaenc-wrt; 3, Mrs. Edwards, Maesyfelin. Trussed Turkey, 12ibs. or over.—1, Mr. Davies, Tancoed; 2, .Mrs. Edwards, Maesyfelin; 3, Miss C. Jonathan, Tynygwndwn. Trussed Goose, under 81bs.—1, Mr. Davies, Blaencwrt; <4, Miss Hughes, Nanthenfoel; 3, Miss Thomas, Llwyn. Trussed Goose, 81bsi. or over.—1 Miss Thomas, Llwyn; 2, Mr. D. Evans. Penwern; Miss Hughes, Nanthen- foel. Trussed duck, under 51bs.-1, Mr. D. Davies, Pantgwyn; 2, Mr. Davies, Llwyncwrt; 3, Mr. D. Evans, Penwern. Trussed Duck, 51bs. or over.—1, Mr. D. Davies, Pantgwyn; 2, Mr. D. Price, Bank:; 3, Mr. Davies, Meurig Villa. Trussed Fowl, under 31bs.—1, Miss Jenkins, Gwarffordd; 2, Mr. Evan Thomas, Creuddyn Cottage; 3, Miss Jenkins, Gwarffordd. Trussed Fowl, 3lbs. or over. Evan Thomas, Creuddyn Cottage. Couple of Live Turkeys.—1, Mr. J. C. Harford, Falcondale; 2, Mr. D. Evans, Penwern; Mr W. Davies, Tancoed. Couple of Live Geese.—1, Mr. D. W. Davies, Goyallt; 2, Mr. D. Evans, Pen- 3, Mr. T. Thomas, Penshettin. Live Duck and Drake, any breed.—1, Mr. D. Evans, Penwern; 2, Mr. Williams, Glynhir; 5, Mr. T. Davies, Meurig Villa. Live Cock and Chas. Spencer, Llanwnen; 2, Mr. T. L. Da vies, Meurig Villa; Mr. J. H Jones, Drys- slwyn. Cock and Hen.—1, Mr. T. Thomas, Berthlwyd; Mr. Thomas, Bryn- manalog; 3, Mr. J. H. Jones. Cock and Hen.—1, Mr. Evan Thomas, Creuddyn Cottage; 2, Mr. Idris Jones, Cycle Works; 3, Rev. L. Williams, Bedlwyn. Basket of White Eggs.—1, Mr T. Thomas, Pen- ttin; 2, Mr. J. Davies, Tynreithyn. Basket of Brown Eggs.—1, Mr. Michell. Home Farm, Falcondale; 2, Miss Jonathan Tynygwndwn. Special prize to the largest exhibitor in the trussed poultry class (given by Councillor Walter Davies). —Mr. Evan Thomas, Croyddin Cottage. Special prize to the largest exhibitor in Live Poultry Class (given by Alderman e. Evans).—Mr. D. Evans, Penwern. Bunch of Holly (given byAlderman O. C. Evans).—1," Mr. D.' Jones. Hen feddau-, 2, Evan Jones. Hemfeddati.. Guessing competition—1 Master Dicky Morgan, Fountain Inn. St. David's College.—The December ex- amination pass list is as follows—Theo- logical certificates (graduates).—Class fL. G. A. Davies, class III., E. H. Saunders, B.A. B.A. degree.— £ lass H., Victor Hughes, W. G. Jenkyns, T. J. Lloyd: class III., D. E. Davies. A. D. Price, A. L!. Thomas. Licence in divinity, class II., J. J. Davies, J. J. Lewis, William Rees; class III., E. T. Davies, G. H. Davies, J. H. D&vies. T. O. Thomaus, John LI. Williams, W. J. Williams, W. 0. Williams. Theo- logical certificates (third year specialists'), class II., E. G. E. Davies, G. E. Fussell, W. N. Peregrine; class III.. J. LL Davies, A. E Jones. Moderations.—Class 1.. David Lewtas, H. R. Williams; class IT., Daniel Evans, St. B. Vanstoneclass III.. DJ J. Davies, Thomas Jones, Thomas Morgans, V. B. MOtTÍS, J. B. P. Williams, Theological certificate (second year specialists), class r., F. St. C. Goldie; class II.. J. L. Edwards, W. J. Hickin. Evan Jones; class III., R. J. Hughes, Enoch Jones. Respcmeions.—Class T., Edward Hughes class II.. J .S. Davies. J. E. T. Hughes. Walter Jones: class III.. T. B. Davies, David (LL) Jones, W. Rice Jones, W. P Owen, W. D. Richards, F. S. Smith. D. R. Wild. H. H. Williams. Classics only.—Class III., John Thomas. First year "biennials.—Cass I., James Beckley, J, H. G, Clunn. k
TREGARON. Christmas Market.—This pleasure fair was neld in damp weather on Tues- day. There was a good attendance and a splendid business was transacted. Sev- eral baskets of fowls, turkeys, and geese were briskly sold. The prices realized for them were—turkeys, lOd to lid per lb. geese, 83d; ducks, lOd to Is; eggs, 12s to los per 120. Climate.—A severe gale was experi- enced at the end of last week. A tall and strong oak tree was unrooted by Glanrafon on Friday. Gors Goch ar Deifi and the surrounding meadows on the banks of the Teivy were under water. Several logs have been swept away Some farmers have not yet their swedes and mangolds under cover owing to th'e un- certainty of the weather. Musical Class.—Ihe evening contin- uation musical classes, under the patron- age of the Cardiganshire County Educa- tion Committee, were held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Owimr to the inability of Mr J. T. Rees Mus. Bac., instructor, to attend on Wednesday of last week, the class was adjourned till Monday evening. New members were enrolled. 11; is regretted that so few take advantage of the opportunity to learn music, which is freely afforded by means of the classes. Welsh Drama.—On Wednesday and Thursday evenings of last week the an- nual concert of the County Scnoo' took the form of a Welsh drama, written by Mr S. M. Yowell" M.A., and performed by the pupils. After dramatising the his- torical careers of Twm Shon Catti, Einon Maesglas, and Aeres Maesfelin, which have been the subjects of three previous performances, Mr Lowell for this year de- voted his abilities to the Gogerddan family. ne is entitled to the greatest credit for hIS efforts not only in promoting the Welsh drama, but also in giving the present generation a realistic representa- tion of the past wits, traditions, and cus- toms, which creates in the pupils and those who witness the performance of the dramas a keen interest in the history of their country. This year's drama was entitled 1 Bias Gogerddan," and the characters were capitally represented as follows:—.Lady Pryse, Miss Ellen Clarke, Llanon; heir of Gogerddan, Mr D. J. Morgan, .o.&c.; Olwen, who dwelt in a cottage on the Gogerddan Estate and with whom the heir had fallen in love, Miss N. Evans, C.M.; Hugh Fflaidd. a highway robber from Cwmystwyth who was also 111 love with Olwen and desired to kill the heir of Gogerddan, Mr S. M. Powell, Iorwerth, servant of Hugh Fflaidd, ivir Tom Jones, Blaenafon; An- eurin, servant of Gogerddan, Mr Ashton Jones, Llangeitho; Morgan, another ser- vant, Mr J. LI. Griffiths, Bont. Messrs T. J. Watkins, Tregaron, and Griffith J. Williamss Jblanfair, acted their parts well. bethin," an old man who went gossiping aoout the country, was excel- lently represented by Mr John Edwardes, Penuwch, and "Gitto Benwan", a weak- minded person who was the messenger between Olwen and Ieuan, the heir of Gogerddan was enacted by Master Jenkin Howell Jones (of London), Brenig View. Miss Adeline Megicks, Lampeter, took the part or Slian, Olwen's maid, and other maids were the Misses Polly Jones, Llanon Sarah Jones, L1 finerwys and Mary Jenkins, Rose Cottages. Solos and duetts composed especially for the occa- sion, the words by Mr Powell and the music by Mr J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., were sung by Messrs T. J. Watkins and J. LI. Griffiths, Misses Mary Jenkins and E. Clarke. Master J. Robetrs, Flair Rhos, also played his part well. The scenes were splendidly arranged and ex- Slanations were given by Mr G. T. Lewis, [.A., heaamaster. The accompanist was Miss Minnie Morrice, Brenig-terrace. To close the performance, the party ap- peared in their costumes to sing the j Welsh national anthem, the solo being sung by Miss Evans. Performances have also been given at Cellan and Pontrhyd- fendigaid as reported in another column. Presentation.—Arrangements are made for apeBentatioll to Miss Norrie Jones, Post Office, on the occasion of her forth- coming marriage. Y Gymcleithas Lenyddot-On Tuesday evening tne meeting was presided over by Mr S. Jones, Bryn Teivy, and Mr W. D George read a paper on "Daniel Owen," Wyddgrug. Mr George was able to keep the audience in a happy mood throughout the evening. Mr T. A. Jones, London House, also read a paper on "Thomas Gee fel dehonglydd dyheadau gwleidyddol Cymru." This paper was interesting and thoroughly appreciated. Messrs Jenkyn Lloyd, Jonathan Thomas D. D. Williams, and the Rev M. Evans made remarks. Mrs Williams, Brenig View, proposed and Mr Walter Morgan seconded votes of thanks to the two speakers. Guild of St. Caron.—A highly-interesing entertainment was held on Thursday evening at the National School. In the unavoidable absence of the Vicar through indisposition^ the chair walt occupied by Mr C. \v Powell, Brynygog. The pro- gramme included piano duett by Misses Jennie Morgan and Polly Thomas, song, Miss Saran Evans; recitation, Miss Sally Jones; song, Mr Tommy Jones; duett, Misses Maggie Jones and Jennie Morgan; selections on the mandoline harp Mrs EVans and Master Emlyn Brownbill; re- citation, Miss Margaret Jones; duett, Misses Eileen Williams and Sa.rah Evans; song, ivjr David Rees; piano duett, Misses Thomas and Morgan; comic song, Mr C. h. Powell, who was encored and responded with an exhibit of his dancing doll; song, .Miss Maggie Jones (encored); recitation, Mr David Evans; children's pa.rty under the leadership of Mr Rees Jenkins (encored); song Mr Tom Alley; song, Miss Eileen Williams^ Male Voice Party, Away to the Forest." On the previous Thursday evening, Piofessor Tyrrell Green, Lampeter, gave a lecture on Architecture and national char- acter." it was an eloquent and instruc- tive lecture. Mr D. D. Williams, Gwvnfa, occupied the chair in the ab- sence of tne Rev D _M. Davies, vicar, owing to indisposition. A large number of Nonconformists were present and all were grateful to Professor Green for his valuable lecture. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr J. E. Jones and seconded by P.S. J. Lewia.
PRESENTATION TO MR DAVID DAVIES, M.P. On Tuesday at Newtown members of Montgomeryshire Liberal Associations pre- sented Mr David Davies, M.P., with his portrait m oils representing him as M.F.H. on his favourite number "Oyama" surrounded by several of the Llandinam pack. Mr." Hugh Lewis pre- sided over the meeting at which there were present Mr and Mrs Davies, Mrs Edward Davies and the Misses Davies, Mts" Hugli Lewis, Mr and Mrs Edward Powell, Mr Richard Jones, and Mr Llew- elyn Phillips. The presentation was made to commemorate Mr Davies's mar- riage about tweve months ago, and had been subscribed to by 1,620 persons living in all parts of the county. Tne portrait was painted by Mr Dacie Adams and was unveiled by Mrs Hugh Lewis. The Chair- man stated that in the presentation Mr Davies would have a lasting memento of himself as he was when he sought and won the suffrages of his native county, and of how he looked when he won the heart and hand of his bride. (Hear, hear.) Everyone who subscribed did so most will- ingly ana they were delighted to have an •opportunity of showing their appreciation of their member. (Cheers.) In acknowledging the presentation. Mr Davies said he and Mrs Davies regarded that beautiful wedding present not as an expression of esteem, but as an expression of wishes for their future happiness. They would always cherish it. As for the Lib- e-raS Association, he was afraid that he had not done anything in the past to merit that kindness. He had had the honour to try to sen-z, their interests in the House of ommons for five years, and he did not he had wasted any cf the time of the House on unnecessary* speeches. (Laughter.) At the same time, he endeavoured to do his duty conscientiously ana to serve their interests. (Cheers.) When Mr Hugh Lewis "suggested the form of presentation, he did not know quite what to say, be- cause he thought it was probably a unique thing for an M.P. to be presented witn his portrait in the uniform of a hunt. He did not know whether they meant to impress upon him that he should "hot waste so much time in hunting and at- tend more to his Parliamentary duties, or whether they thought he should take more fresn air and go up to London less. (Laughter.) Whichever of the two sug- gestions they wish to bring home to him, he could assure them that the portrait would always be cherished, and he hoped, handed down from generation to genera- tion as the gift of the Liberals of Mont- gomeryshire. (Cheers.) 1
ABERAYRON. Rent Audit.—The rent audit of the Monachdy estate was held at the Town Hall on Friday by Mr Roger Lloyd, the agent. A good dinner was served at the Monachdy Arms by Mr Wm Thomas and Mrs Thomas. Musical Successes.—At the school exam- inations of the Associated Board of Music held at Aberystwyth on November 25th, the following pupils of Miss Margaret J. Jones, li; Market-street, passed in piano- forte playing:—Higher division, Theresa M. Williams, 14. Market-street; lower division, Archie C. JOBes, Yuca House; elementary division, Mary Llewelyn, North-road. PETTY SESSIONS. Wednesday, Decem- ber 21st.—Before Major Price Lewes (chairman), Morgan Evans. Esq. John Morgan Howell, Esq. Jenkyn Thomas, Esq., New Quay; Thomas Jones, Esq., Llansiloj and J. W. Davies, Esq., Cyd- plwyf. Adjourned Trespass Case.—In the case of alleged trespass in search of game on of alleged trespass in search of game on the Monachdy estate, partly heard at the last Court and adjourned to give oppor- tunity to J 110mas Edwards, of Llwynywen, to testify as to the written per- mission 111 his name produced at the last Court.—Thomas Edwards now appeared and said he had written that permission on the day named and that he shared with William Evans, Cwmmarch defend- ant, the half of the rabbits killed.—E'. T. Rees, attendance officer, subpeened, gave evidence that he was pn the spot when Richmond Durose, Monachdy, game- keeper, met Wm Evans, the defendant, and asked him to produce permission to go over Llwynywen land and Wm Evans did not do so.—The Bench said they were of opinion that Wm Evans could not on the spot produce his permission. At the same time, the Bench was disinclined to press that point to far, for the Bench was satisfied that the permission given by Thomas Edwards to Wm. Evans was in order. Transfer.—The transfer of the Victoria Inn to Mrs Davies, widow of the late occupier, was granted on the application of Mr D. Pennant James, solicitor. School Cases. — Mr E. T. Rees, A.O., asked that the summons against John Jenkins, Gwarliant, Ijlanbfadarn Trefeg- lwvs, should be adjourned till the March sessions in order to see if the children at- tended. The Guardians had clothed the children. Disobeying an Order.—Mary James, Tanvrardd, New Quay, sued Wm Jenkins, 1, Mill-terrace, Llangunllo, for £5 2s. un- der an order.—Defendant said he pre- ferred going to gaol than pay and was committed for one month imprisonment in the second division. I
SERIOUS COLLIERY CALAMITY. An appalling colliery disaster occurred on Wednesday morning in a colliery at Atherton, near Bolton, Lancashire. It is feared that 352 men and boys have per- ished. Brave efforts were made to rescue them and one of rescuers died from foul air. As there was no shot-firing or electric cables in the affected area. the only ex- planation given is that the explosion was caused by a defective lamp or someone striking a match. The mine was well ventilated and^replete with every modern contrivance for ensuring safe and efficient working. i • II UlrtllMfcMl
BLAENA.TT FESTINIOG. Future Careers.—Mr. H. C. Devine, London, gave a lecture at the County School on Thursday night- on "The future careers of our boys and girls." Mr F. P. Dodd. M.A., presided. Tea and Lecture.—The annual tea party of Garegddu O.M. Chapel was held on Thursday. A lecture by the Rev. J. Puleston Jones, M.A., Pwllheli, on "Birds of the air and their nests" followed. Mr D. White Phillips, solicitor, presided.
LLANGEITHO. b edding.—A pretty wedding was sol- emnised at Bettws Leiki Church on Wed- gj, td'ew. #'•« Mjggfe Davies, Uanartli Villa", LlaiS" maids were Miss \nniA lY • budes- and Miss \1 a? Annie Davies, sister, the bride Ti M°ms> of -r -^ie best man was Mr T AT the Wd7s\roST PT Daries^ man, Messrs H. Gordon Rees and j" friends Th^'1' :\lld a £ r<>at number of the 1W nnr>llai kn°* tied by Miss L M' naV,&S- TaVf the parish. 7 +, Darl<?s. the Vedw nres-ded at the organ Later in the dav, Mr and Mrs Jones left for Cardiff en route for ondon w here the licnevmoon is spent Vlth"Z Lot ,,eople >'resent--
PORTMADOC.- meetiL /■^—The annual meeting of the Urban Council to consider the general district rate rnlav poverty was held on Sat- were forty-five applications, (onsKleiubH less than usual, and the Council were able to deal with the „o"k W and a U, hours as •S, S Tl,P°r Previous jeais me councillors in attendance were Messrs W Morris Jones (chairman), DovS Jo5es (^ce-o&airman), Jonathan P es. J. K. Owen, David Griffith, F. Buckingham, Hhs Griffith, D. R. Evans, D Llewelyn Hughes, J. Owain Hughes 1 \!Anr' clerkv alld R- Owen and J. McMillan, assistant clerks. Postmen's Christmas Box.—The Port- madoc postmen propose this year follow- ing the example of other towns. Christ- mas gratuities received will be handed °ye.r, 1to1 a common fund which will be divided between them. Temperance.—A_ meeting under the auspices 01 the Women's Temperance As- sociation was held at Snowdon-street Mission School on Friday night. Mrs J T. Jones, the Bank. presided over a JaTg attendance. Speeches were given bv the Rev J. Nicholson and the Rev W. T. Ellis. B.D.. and dialogue given by Mrs Morris and Mrs Hughes, Eodawen- reading by Miss Claudia Owen, and songs by Mrs G. H. Thomas, GwaJia House. English Presbyterian Church Pastorate. —Tlie English Presbyterian Church on Sunday night unanimously decided to in- vite the Rev W. T. Ellis, B.A., B.D., to take charge of the pastorate in addition to the pastorate of Garth Welsh C.M. Church. The members of Garth are agree- able to Mr Ellis undertakiijg the joint pastorate and Mr Ellis has decided to accent tne invitation. Free Church Council.—At a meeting held on F riday night, the Rev W. T. Ellis presiding, a paper was given by the Rev J. Henry Williams on "The spiritual care of- young communicants." A vote of thanks was accorded Mr Williams on the proposition cf the Rev Griffith Parry, sec- onded by the Rev W. J. Xicholson. Conservative Cub.—Nightly last week debates were introduced at the Conserva- tive Club 011 current politics by appointed members of the Club. The openers in- cluded Mr. tH. J. Purnell, chairman of the Club: Mr. Ellis Jones, Xetherton House: Mr. A. G Ifdwards, Llwynderw; Mr. W. H. Evans, Mr. E. Andrewes, and Mr. J. J. Rilev Memorial Fund.—The Committee of the late Mr J. R. Prichard memorial fund have decided to close the fund on December 61st. The fund now approx- imates £400. Rent Audit.—Tlie annual rent audit of the Glyn estate of Lord Harlech was held at the Sportsman Hotel, Portmadoc, on Tuesday, the rents being received by Mr C, H. B. Cane, agent to the estate.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. Christmas Market.-—Owing undoubtedly to the present unsatisfactory state of the South Wales coalfield this year's market was slack and short of buyers. Poultry were practically a glut and found slow sale at 9d to lOd. a lb. Football.—A well played game took place between the Kilgerran team and the EmTvnians. The latter were captained by Mr. j), James and got six goals to one for the visitors. Success.—Mr. J. T. Davies, formerly pupil teacher at the Adpar Council School has obtained the B.Sc. certificate of the London College. Debating Society.—On Friday evening Mr. W. R. Thomas read a paper against Women's Suffrage. Mrs. Morris, Metro- politan Bank, and Miss Beck advocated the claims of the "fair sex" while a large number spcke to the contrary. Mr. Roy Evans who presided summed up in favour of Women's Suffrage.
LLANARTH. Presentation.—A meeting was held at St. James s Church, Pencarreg, for the purpose of making presentations on be- half of tne parishioners to the Rev J. D. Lewis upon his departure to lanarth. The rev. gentleman was the recipient of illuminated address, a roll-top desk, and a pocket communion service, while Mrs Lewis received a silver tea and toSee service.
LLANDDEWIBREFI. Examinations.—J. L. T Davies, The Vicarage. has passed responsions at Oxford University. Bessie Davies, Vicar- age, has passed her second examination R.A.M.
LLANFIUANGEL Musical.—At an examination recently held at Aberystwyth in connection with the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music. Miss S-trah J. Jones and Miss Katie M. Jonea, Wileirog Isaf, were successful in passing the primary examination pianoforte playing.
LLANDAFF ORDINATIONS. The Bishop of Llandaff held a general ordination in Llandaff Cathedral on Sun- day, December ISth, when the following former students of St. David's College were ordained:- Deacons.—William Evans, Lie. Div.. Henry Morgan Hooper, Lie. Div., William Roger Jones, Lie. Div., William Samuel, Lie. Div., Joseph Thomas. Lie. Div., and Morgan Evan Thomas, Lie. Div. Priests.—Robert Denvs Gwyther Clunn, Lie. Div.. Alban Aeron Davies. B.A., John Reid Davies, B.A., Gomer David Griffiths, B.A., University College of Wales, Aber- ystwyth: Evan Jones. Lie Div., Hugh Basil Jones. B.A.. Arthur Edwin Thomas McNamara, Lie Div., Edmund Pillifant, Lie. Div.. EYa Thomas. B.A.. Rees Thomas, iB.A.. and Abraham Morgan Williams. Lie. Div. Licensed to Curacies.—The Bishop after- wards licensed to curacies as follows:— Henry James Cobbett, Ll.Th., to Llan- gynwyd John Harris Davies. B.A.. to St. Paul. (Svm. William Evans. Lie. Div.. to St. Lleurwg. Hirwain. Alfred Griffiths, B.A.. to St. John. Canton, Cardiff. Henry Morgan Hooper, Lie. Div., to Skewen. Percy Rowland Hcsbons, to Llangeinor. Francis Ernest Llewellyn Jones, to St. Matthew. Pontypridd. Thomas Jones, B.A., to Aberdare. William Roger Jones, Lie. Div., to St. Andrew, Llwyn- pia. William Samuel, Lie Die.. to Llan- gynwyd. Alexander Warnook Smith, to Blaenavon. with Gapel Newvdd, Joseph Thorns. Lie. Div.. to Nantyglo. Morgan Evan Thomas, Lie Div,, to Mynyddislwyn. Cyril Evan Miller Williams-Miller, M.A., to St. Catherine, Pontypridd.
HUNTING FIXTURES. THE FLAS MACHYSUIETH HOUNDS will meet HARRIERS. Tues., Dec. 27th Penegoes Village 10-30. Fridav, Dec 30th .I. Marchlyn 10-50. FOXHOrXDS. Thurs., Dec. 29th .Esgairfochnant Rocks 10-30.
The need for strenuous conflict was so pressing that Irish Lib- eral members of Parliament had to sever themselves from Govern- ment place and State honours and employment. The task before the leaders of the Irish nation was stupen- dous, but it has been accomplished, and the total result of the present election ensure to Ireland a continu- ance of that help and sympathy which Liberals have always given to her as far as was possible with a Second Chamber in existence that had the power to veto Liberal legislation. The power of the House of Lords to thwart Liberalism will soon be taken away and then Ireland will get all that is necessary to make her one of the strongest and most capable of the nations of the United Kingdom. Ireland has always had sympathy with the aims and desires of Wales, and Wales has never been slow to render any help that was possible to Ireland. Although the religion of the two peoples is not the same, their nationalism is identical, and the disestablishment of the Church of England in Ireland will be followed before long by the disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales. As regards Home Rule, perhaps nobody will be quite satisfied with it in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, or England. The Home Rule problem is a difficult one. Ireland surc-iy does not want to :3essen her imperial in- fluence by anything that amounts to separation. Besides, nothing would be sanctioned by any Parliament that tended, however slightly, to lessen the power and unity of the United King- dom. Home Rule is needed by all the four nations, and the more complete it can be made the more useful it will be in many directions. At the present time Ireland is the most independent of the four nations. Scotland comes next. Wales, unfortunately, is fre- quently classed with England, and is thus often misrepresented in national statistics and in other ways. Conser- vatives unwisely speak and write as if the people of Ireland could not possibly be reasonable, or loyal, or self-respect- ing. We firmly believe they are all three, and when the present Govern- ment have still further shown the fixed determination that exists to altogether redeem the wrong of centuries, not only1 will the people of Ireland respond, but natives of Ireland all over the world will give their support. It is a great opportunity that the election has given the Government, and we are sure that the best will be made of it. Whatever is done for Ireland will be done in varying degrees for the other three nations, if necessary. The right which the Irish claim to manage their own affairs is claimed by Wales, and Scotland, and England, and will have to be conceded. In our opinion, the great Liberal victory at the polls is largely a victory for 'Ireland. The electors are sick of the unwise dominance of the Peers. If the people want to govern themselves, and are only able to govern themselves badly, they must have power to govern themselves, for a nation that governs itself is more contented and more likely to learn wisdom than a nation that is dominated by an hereditary House of Lords. Up to the present time the people of Ireland have really had no voice in Parliament. When Conser- vatives were in office, Ireland was ignored, and when Liberals were in office any measure affecting the well- being of Ireland was vetoed. There will be no more veto, and the prospects of Ireland are brighter than they have been for centuries. What we want to make as strong a protest against as possible is the shameful presumption by many Conservatives that the Irish people are not loyal subjects of the KIKG, and that Irish Liberals are not the equals of English, Scotch, or Welsh Liberals. Ireland has served England well on many a battlefield, and what- ever the United Kingdom is or has is largely due to the good qualities of the Irish nation. We have not an atom of sympathy with those who for any reason belittle the people of Ireland- If Scotland had been treated as Ireland has been treated, and had been betrayed as Ireland has been betrayed, there would have been no need to ask for Home Rule at this late hour. Home Rule would have been taken by- violence long ago. We ask our readers to try to realise what the sufferings of the people of Ireland must have been to have driven half of them either to death or emigration. Those who are acquainted with the history of Ireland know how terrible in its sadness and suffering is the story. We are unfeignedly glad that Ireland has won and that in future there will be no oppressed and; down-trodden nation in the United Kingdom. The cloud of sorrow and poverty is being lifted from what might have been, and what wiil be, the brightest and happiest of the four nations of the United Kingdom. The persistent and shabby attempts to i represent the generous contributions of Irishmen in America and Canada towards the parliamentary mainten- ance of Irish members as contributions towards disloyalty, ought not to be forgotten, and will not be forgotten, either in the House of Commons or out of it. The greatest proof of the Tightness of the Irish attitude is shown by the wholehearted support given to it by those who are no longer resident in Ireland, many of them having been driven from home by bad government.