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j NOTES OF THE WEEK. A crusade against Sunday newspapers has been started in earnest. Church of England clergymen and Nonconformist ministers, Li- berals and Conservatives, have for the nonce sunk their differences and banded tcgetner to fight the enemy which threatens to de- prive England! of her day of rest. Fortunate- ly, we in this part of the country are not troubled with Sunday newspapers. Not onlv is this due to the absence of Sunday trains for conveyance of newspapers, but also to a strong disinclination on the part of Welsh newsagents to open their premises on the Lord's Day. We cannot but sympathise with the heroic efforts that are being made throughout England to overcome the evil spoken of. The "Morning Leader," a London daily, is taking a prominent part in the further- ance of the movement against seven-day newspapers, and on Saturday published a supplement—entitled "The National Pro Supplement"—containing four pages at let- ters from reverend gentlemen and others III all parts of the country protesting agaira the production of Sunday newspapers. Among the protestants are the Archbishop of Canterbury, who strongly disapproves ot anything which tends to encroach on Sun- day rest, the Bishops of Peterborough, Ripon, Southwell, and Lichfield, Deans of Westminster, St. Paul, and Canterbury, Dr. Clifford, Dr. Parker, Dr. Mackennal, the Rev. H. Price Hughes, and the Rev. Elvet Lewis. The Rev. H. Price Hughes speaks out his mind on the subject with true Celtic fervour. This is what he says:—"Many a wording man never saw his wife and children except en the Lord's Day. It was contrary to all God s laws, as it was contrary to all human laws, that men whose pockets bulged with gold should set themselves to destroy this day, "which was devoted to religion a,nd rest. If the English home went, England herself would go. 'I beg you, my fellow Christians, hcvcott those two papers! The boycott is an essentially Christian act in dealing with such well-dressed rascality. I besc of you not only to refuse to buy their daily issues, but to refuse to put any advertisements in them. Their vulnerable heel is the adver- tisements. Let these cursed things die.' The unopposed return of Mr O. M. Ed- wards to succeed the late Mr T. E. Ellis in the representation of Merionethshire in a liament has been received with every stration of approval throughout the Prin- eipality. Mr Edwards is known to men generally as a scholar of high a-. • merits and an enthusiastic patno has vet to gain distinction m f., politics. Whether or not he will himself as an orator we ^nn^ s',J • the thing is certain, he will be able to g Welsh Party most valuable a^ta.; Wales matters pertaining to education! We hope that he may be long spared his country. The Carnarvon Town Council had an- un- usually quiet sitting on Tuesday night, and the rumour of a scene proW altogether unfounded. The Mayor, f,1 l1,(- commence- ment of the proceeding to the visit of the Duke and Due "i crf to the town, and said that "if any slight had been cast upon any member of the Council he was sincerely sorry." It is generally known that some members of the Town Council have been loud in their condemnation of the ill- treatment they allege they received on the occasion of the Royal visit, and they vowed, so it is said, that they would not rest content until they had, with the eloquence of a Demosthenes, given vent to their wounded feelings in open Council; but they appeared to have slept a few nights after making the Vow, and when the hour that was to make them famous arrived, lo! their courage had deserted them. The Mayor, in a fatherly fashion, counselled the members to let sleep- ing dogs lie, and peace reigned throughout- the meeting, though a troublesome elf kept whispering in their ears the obnoxious words "Get behind those ropes." On Wednesday night a. deputation consist- ing of Mr Bulkeley Price (chairman of the Council of the North Wales University Col- lege) and Principal Reichel attended a meeting of the Bangor City Council to lay before that body the question of a new site and buildings for the college. Both gentle- men showed clearly that the institution, never adequately housed, had not grown its accommoda.tion, and that it was manifest that a, considerable addition would have to be mde in a short time. An increase from 127 in 1893 to 312 in 1898 in the number of tuents at the college truly remarkable, and it is said that the limit of growth has not yet been reached, for there appears to W every prospect, as Principal Reichel said, that the new supply from the intermediate schools will steadily increase. The' step taken by the College Council was only a pre- liminary one. Thev desired to have an as- surance of the sympathy and co-operation or the City Council, and the readiness with which it was given may be commended as a model to those, both corporate bodies and in- dividuals, to whom a similar appeal will by and by be made.

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Menal Bridge District Council.