'Ngwydd gwlad, loan a Gladys-a unwyd Mae hynny yn hysbys I'r rhain dymuna'r Ynys- Dedwydd iawn a ilawn fo'u llys. Hir ddyddiau fo i'r ddeudd yn yn helaeth Heb alar, heb elyn, Tra y ddau hyd dylau tyn Hyn o fyd a Nef wedyn. Llew Tegid.
"PEACE AND THE CHURCHES." VISIT OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES OF GREAT BRITAIN TO GERMANY. The visit of the representatives of the German Christian Churches, which was paid last year to Great Britain, in the interests of peace and goodwill, is now to be followed by a return visit to Germany. Baron Eduard de Neufville, acting on behalf of the German committee at Berlin, which represents the State, Nonconformist and Catholic Churches, recently paid a visit to London, and was the bearer of an official invitation to the churches and universities of Great Britain, which he presented to the Joint English Committee, of which Mr. J. Allen Baker, M.P., is the President; Rev. George Hooper, the vice- president; Rev. Thomas Law, hon. secre- tary and Rev. W. Thomas, general secretary. While in London, Baron Eduard de Neufville had personal interviews with the Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster, the Bishop of London and leading Noncon- formists. He was also received by the Prime Minister, who last year wrote a special letter of welcome to the German visitors, and who again expressed his warm approval of this interchange of visits. The Programme A most complete and extensive programme has been arranged for the reception and entertainment of the English visitors. On the evening of J Ul e 7th they will go on board the Hamburg American steam pleasure yacht "Meteor" at Dover, which is being sent to convey them, and where they will be met by members of the German committee. Leaving Dover the next morn- ing, they will arrive at Hamburg on the afternoon of June 9th, where they will be welcomed and entertained by the Hamburg Municipal Authorities and Church digni- taries From the evening of Thursday, the 10th, to Tuesday, the 15th, will be occupied with a splendid programme of meetings and entertainments at Berlin Monday, the 14th, will be spent at Potsdam, when the Burgo- master and Municipal Authorities will be the hosts. Wednesday will be spent at Eisenach (the country of Luther and St. Elizabeth); Thursday at Bielefeld, and Friday at Bremen, where again the churches and the Municipal Authorities will entertain the visitors. The party will leave Bremen on Saturday, the 19th, by one of the North German Lloyd steamers for Southampton, which will be reached on the 20th. Who will attend ? The invitation, so cordially extended, and as cordially accepted, embraces all the Christian churches in both lands. The party will consist of representatives, in equal proportions, of the Church of England, of the Free Churches, and also of the Roman Catholic Church and the Universities of Great Britain. Those who have already promised to join the party are the following:— Anglicans the Bibhops of Hereford, Ripon, Southwaik, Bishop Hamilton Baynes and Weldon, the Dean of Westminster, Dean of Hereford, Dean of Worcester, the Rev. Preb. Russell Wakefield, Sir J. Kennaway, and W. H. Dickenson, Esq M P. Free Church- men Among the Free Churchmen who have already promised are the Rev. Evan Jones (President of the National Council), Rev. C. S. Horne, Rev G. Hooper (President of the Metropolitan Free Church Federation), Dr. Munro Gibson, Rev. T. Law (Secretary National Council), Dr. Hansen, Rev. W. Thomas (Secretary of the Metropolitan Free Church Federation), Dr. Rowland, Dr. Newton, H. Marshall, Rev. S. Chadwick, J. Allen Baker, Esq. M.P. (President of the Joint Committee), Sir Albert Spicer, M.P, Sir George White, M.P., Sir John Duck- worth, M.P., Sir Howell Davis, M.P., Sir Percy- W. Bunting, Right Hon. John E. Ellis, M.P., and Mr. Barrow Cadbury. Among the Roman Catholics it is hoped that the Bishops of Cloyne and Aberdeen, and other distinguished members of that Church will accompany the party. Scotland,, the Universities, the Colleges, and the Unitarians will be represented, nmong others, by the following :-Right Hon. Sir John Brunner, M.P., F. Maddison, fsq, MP., Rev V. D Daviei, B A., Dr. Rendal Harris, Dr. J. S Blanks, Dr. Car, penter. Rev. W. R Judge, M A Dr. Tasker- Rev. Collin M Gibb, M.A M.A., Rev. Dr MacAdam Muir, Dr. Ambrose Shepherd" Rev. Dr. Caper, Dr. Theo Marshall, Dr > R. R. Simpson, Sir Wm. Biisland, Robert Laidlaw, Esq., M.P., and F. H. Sloan, Esq., M.P. The Visit to England In connection with the visit to London last year a most interesting souvenir volume has been issued, and is now published by Messrs. Cassell & Co. It contairs photo- graphs, autographs, nd extracts from the speeches of King Edward and the Kaiser, Prince Buelow, the late Sir Henry Campbell- Ban nerman, and the Prime Minister. It also contains an illustrated account. of the visit, photographs and autographs of all the visitors, and short articles on the object and success of the undertaking, by some of the leading men who took part in it. Altogether it is a very handsome volume, of about 250 pages, beautifully printed on ait paper, and is entitled "Peace and the Churches." Throughout, the text is in both German and English, and the whole arrangement has been most artistically done under the super- vision of the Rev. W. Thomas, the popular secretary of the Free Church Federation.
THE BRITISH WIDOWS' ASSURANCE COMPANY. The directors of this progjessive Company have just presented their report on the Com- pany's business for the year ending Decem- ber 31st, 1908. All round progress is reported. In the Industrial branch the Premium Income amounted to £ 46 347, an incjeahe of £2,535 ever the year 1907. The claims in this branch amounted to £ 17 688, which represents the moderate ratio of 38 of the Premium Income. The Comp my is now, undoubtedly, one of the best Assurance Companies in the country.
In the lovely Vale of Towy NEAR THK COUNTY TOWN OF CARMARTHEN An unusually Important Sale of one of the most beautiful Residential F states in the Premier County of South Wales JA.MF:¡' & JAMRH (Fellows <f the Auctioneers' Itistitti,e) >Ire favoured with instrucrio s from Major E. -t Ev>uis to ..ff-r for ^-ile by Public Auction, at, the RO Y "L IVY BUSH RO I'EL, CARLVIAR- THKN.o i SATURDAY, JUNE 5th, 1909 (subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produce) 1, at, 2 o'clock p.m. promptly, the whole of that txceptionally attractiva aad Charmingly situated FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL ESTATE known as YSTRAD," with its i icturesquely, undulating and magnificently tiini erpd grounds, extensive Park, studded with fine Standard i)aks; compact, comfortable, and well- arianged Mansion of moderate dimensions; newly rebuilt Dower House, several Lodges and Cottages, excellent Stables, Garage and Outhouses, a splendid, walled-in Garden, with modern Hothouses and Conservatories 5 VALUABLE FARMS and extensive Accommodation Meadows of some of the richest and most fertile land in the Principality, containing a total area exceeding 505 ACRES, of the estimated value of £ 1,118 10s. Od. per annum, on the banks of the noble lowy River, which it borders for nearly two miles close to the historic town of Carmarthen, intersected by the Turnpike Road and the Great Western Railway main line, distant about 1 miles from the station commanding magnificent views of Carmarthen town and the surrounding unrivalled county, in the heart of a hunting, shooting and fishing district. The Towy is tidal up to Carmaitlien town, a distance of nearly 8 miles from the sea, and is noted for it- Salmon and Sewin Fishing, and on its waters yachting may be indulged in, amidst surroundings of unsurpassable beauty. Detailed particulars and plans are now in course of preparation, and may be had (with views of the mansion and orders to view), when ready, from the Auctioneers, 7, Goat Street, Swansea, or from the Solicitors— Messrs. MACDONALD & LONGRIGG, 37, Gray Street, Bath.
Mrs. Edward Roberts, Plas Maesincla, silver tea- spoons and sugar tongs. Mr. Solomon McC. Rough, case of silver pepper castors. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Owen, silver candlesticks. Mr. Daniel Rees, Board of Trade, tea cloth. Mr. Rowland Rees, Watling Street, Beautiful Wales." Mrs. Roberts, Berthddu, pillowslips. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rhys, Sesame and Lilies." Principal Roberts, Aberystwyth, works of Charlotte Bronte. Mr. and Mrs. A. Rhys Roberts, Wahliss vase, Mr. and Mrs. Evan Rees, Long Lane, tea cloth. The Right Hon. Lord St. Davids and Lady St. Davids Italian workbox in embossed leather. Sir James and Lady Szlumper, case of silver guilt fruit spoons. The Misses Smith, Annan, two flower vases. Mr. Abel Simner Grosvenor Court, chiming tubes dinner gong. Alderman and Mrs. James Straker, Plas Derwen, cheque. Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., Bronwydd, cheque. Mr- James Thomas, J.P., and Mrs. Thomas, Haver- fordwest, silver tea service. Dr. Lynn Thomas, C.B., and Mrs. Lynn Thomas, silver soup ladles. Dr. D. L. Thomas, Stepney, eider down covers. Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., and Mrs. Thomas; Miss Katie Protheroe Thomas, R.A.M., silver entree dish. Miss Sophie Tibbatts, Peterborough, house- hold linen. Mr. George T. T. Treherne, Blooms- bury Square, works uf Sir Lewis Morris. Mr. and Mrs. W. Jenkyn Thomas, Finchley, pair of Wahliss vases. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Thompson, Kilmarnock, satin wood box. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Tibbatts, silver vases. Mr. John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia), satin embroidered table centre. Mr. 0. J. Howell Thomas and Miss Thomas, Worcester vase. The Right Hon Lord Justice and Ladv YHIghan Williams, carriage clock. Sir Edmund Verney, Bart., and Lady Vrtiey, Claydon Hons. Japanese vases. Sir Marchadt and Lady Williams, Rhydfelen, landscape by David Cox. Mr. and Mrs. Bell- White, Alderbourne Manor, silver bon bon d slies. Mr. Philip Williams, and Mr. W. E. Davits, E-trl's Court, card table. Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., and Mrs. Llewelyn Williams, sugar dredg-r. Mr. and Mrs. J. Masjn Williams, Loughborough Pdrk, cofft-e urn. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Williams, Queen's Gate, pair of tall silver flower vases. Mr. and Mrs. Prydderch Williams, Myfyrion, oxydised silver cake basket. Mr. J. W.. Willis Bund, F.S.A., silver hand mirror. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wilmott, Wimbledon, turquoise and pearl brooch. Mr. and Mrs. Owen Williams, Melrose, Stratford, em- broidered table centre. Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilkins, Herne Hill, table linen. Miss Edith Wynne, Paris, lace parure. Mrs. J. Findlay Young, Finsbnry Park, breakfast cruet. Mr. E. Vsncent Evans, Miss Gladys Vincent Evans, Mr. J. Clark, and Mr. L. Noel Yinct-nt Evans, family presents.