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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP. Noddw-r," in the Goieimi, asks how came the name of a Welsh minister to be apgaend- ] in th-e Monthly Treasury to an article written by Dr. Miller, and published in the oun 'Secrets of a Beautiful :Life r H Igh criticism would probably call this an r or of the copyist. 000 I ■» stated on good authority that the i r key in Europe is the original key of Henbigh Castle, delivered by Edward I. to Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincdln. This in-i .signia of office was worn by him and his sue-: ceaaors on great occasions, but it ultimately fell into the possessionof tlreAshpool family. I 000 Apropos of Mr. Kensit's protest against t e election of the Bishop of Bangor, it is well to bear in mind that 525 years ago, Jehu Wycliffe and the Bishop of Bangor were sent over to Belgium to dispute some Papal claims upon England. We may yet find John Kensit sand Bishop Williams join- ing hands against modern Papal aggression. flOO The secession of the Welsh Baptist re- presentatives from the Free 'Church Coun- cil at Ruabon, has set the leaders of the denominationthroughout Wales to ponder over their ox-act relations with other Non- conformist bodies, and one result, it is now stated, is, that they are now arranging to elect a representative committee to consider what steps should be taken in reference to a closer union. 000 A Welsh-centenarian named Richard Humphreys, who celebrated his 100th birth- day on the 23rd September last, has just died at Newton. Until very recently Hum- phreys enjoyed comparatively good health. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and-a few years ago was awarded a :medal by the editor of a religious magazine as being the oldest known Sunday School scholar. 000 An amusing sfory is told by a Vale of Glamorgan farmer. A week or two ago a parson was one of the crowd following the hounds. At a stiff fence his horse blundered, and he was tossed into the ditch. Lying there, he shouted lustily for help, but all the assistance he got was the remark of a farmer as he swept by, Never mind him he can get out all right. He's not wanted till Sunday.' 000 The Episcopal Palace at Bangor is in a very bad state of repair, and the newly ap- pointed bishop will have to spend a large sum of money upon it before taking up his residence there. For some generations the 'Palace has been occupied by men of limited means hence the whole building has got into a very dilapidated condition. Dr, Watkin Williams takes up his residence at I Pwllheli while the repairs are going on. 000 As an illustration of Daniel Davies' (Aber- porth) wit, we will give one of the numerous anecdotes which are more or less current in regard to that genial man, One day he heard a ship carpenter, who was at that time trying to mend a boat, crying out, I- believe the devil is in this hole.' 'Capit al,' answered Daniel; put a peg in. I have been trying to get the devil into a hole the~ e many years, and have failed. If you think, you've got him there put a peg into the hole by all means.' <10.0 Among the most curious of the old hostelry signs to be found in Wales is that of the Beehive Inn at Manafon, Mont- gomeryshire. On one side of a beehive are painted a jug and tumbler, and on the other a bottle and wine glass. Underneath are the lines:— Within this hive we're all alive, Good liquor makes us funny; If you are dry come in and try The flavour of our honey. At the time when the tithe sales were going on in the Manafon and Meifod districts, many accepted the invitation with appa- rently satisfactory results. ooo The Archdruid (Hwfa Mon) was lecturing at: Dowlais the other evening on his favour- ite subject, Dros y Don.' He rel,ated-t,hat the first unpleasant incident on his journey to the 4 Land of the Weet' was not a storm or the sensation produced by sea sickness during the voyage, but he being charged j two dollars by the cab'oy.andhis buggy, for being conveyed four mii-es in four minutes. Grinding his teatb, he thus unburdened i himself;:— Hen esranc ydoedd yrl;a-nei-wao Belial, Yebeilia'n doleri Cebystr oedd Haw y oabi, .Yn,dwyn aur o'n poom ni. 000 Thirty years ago South Wales could boast of possessing more learned prelates than any other part of the kingdom. Of the nve; bishops appointed by the Upper House off Convocation to set about the revision of the Old Testament, two were from South Wales, Bishop Ollivant of Llandaff and fBishop ThidwaII of -St. David's. As illustrating the jproficieocy of former South Wales bishops in Hebrew, it may be added that Dr. Richard Devies, Bishop of St. Davits, bad not only to do with the translation of the New Testament into Welsh, but had also a hand in the English version of the Bible known as the 'Bishops' Bible.' Se oond Samuel was 'ttone by him. ooo The progress of Catholicism in Wales is not likely te be much hastened by the way in which tke Tablet, the leading Catholic review, refers to the mission to England of the deputation (Mr. iLlwyd ap Iwan and Mr. Renbow-;Pihillips) from tba Welsh settle- ment in Patagonia. After recounting the facts as stated recently In the South Wales Daily Mews, it says that 'Mr. Chamberlain is little likely to meddle with such a kettle ot fish,' aad it concludes with the remark, Why Welshmen wanting to emigrate could not be content with the wide choice of localities offered by the British Empire it is a little difficult to conjecture. At any rate, it is .embarrassing when whole groups of such settlers pitch their tents in a foreign country, and still claim the rights of British subjects.' By way of contrast, it may be noted that the Catholic Times of this week pays a tribute to 'the fairmindeduess of the Welsh people,' and says, we have had evi dence again and again that when the Catholic Church has been unfairly assailed amongst them, they have manfully remon- strated.' 000 The Calvinistic Methodist ministry does not promise to be as easy to enter in the 20th century as it has been in the 19tb. In North and South Wales schemes have been discussed coping with the danger that threatens of the supply exceeding the de- mand through the influx of incompetent candidates. It is said that at present three classes tend to discredit the vocation :-(1) those who enter the Theological Colleges without being intellectually capable of severe study or sufficiently trained, and who amperthe progress of their fellow- stud-ent; (2) tnese who spetsd a year or two at the National Colleges, and pose as students without doing atny solid work there, evading the Theological'Colleges altogether; and (3) those who, either from incapacity or conceit, do not enter either the National or the Theological Colleges. An ideal scheme would, no doubt, insist on all men having a thorough secular and theological training, while making due provision for the one man in a hundred whose natural genius for preaching would justify his being xempted.

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