A Boon to Montgomeryshire. EYESIGHT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN TO BE EXAMIN AT THE COUNTY INFIRMARY. Aa a result of a conference between represen- tatives of the Education Committee and the Montgomeryshire Infirmary a working atiange- ment has now been arrived at whereby school children will be treated at Montgomeryshire Infirmary by a specialist for afflictions of the eye, throat and ear. The children of poor parents will be treated free of charge. The report, which was submitted by Messrs Richard Jones and Richard Lloyd at Tuesday's meeting of the Education Committee (and which was subse- quently adopted), contained the following three clauses:— _r J (a) "That in consideration of the Mont- gomeryshire Education Authority subscribing a minimum sum of 35 guineas annually to the Montgomeryshire Infirmary they be granted three out-patient tickets (eye, ear, and throat department) for each .£1 Is subscribed. (b) "That each ticket be available for four months during the year of its issue for the treat- ment of a child attending an elementary school, whose parents are unable to pay for such treat- ment, and that no admission fee be charged such Pa(c>n" That the Infirmary Committee undertake to arrange for a specialist in eye, ear, and throat cases to visit the Infirmary at Newtown one day a month, and to provide the necessary instruments and appliances for his use at the Infirmary." The Chairman (Mr Richard Jones) saict tnst, a letter had come from the Board of Education urging them tc provide for th63Q cases. The Infirmary Board, finding that they were in com- munication with the Board of Education, thought it was a good opportunity of co-operating with them in order that they might regularly engage a specialist on the best possible terms. They considered the terms were fair, and that in con- sequence they would be able to deal with those cases fairly, so he would propose that the terms be speonded. Mr Richard Lloyd seconded, and it was carried unanimously.
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OYMANFA ANNIBYNWYR MALDWYN. Cynaliwyd yn Llanfair-Caereinion ar y dyddiau Marcher ar Iau, Hehefin 15eg ar 16eg. Am un o'r gloch cynaliwyd Pwyllgor y Genadaeth Gartrefol, ac am ddau o'r gloch cynaliwyd Y GYNADLEDD, dan lywyddiaeth Mr Joseph Jones, Drefnewydd (y cadeirydd am y flwyddyn). Heblaw y Cadeirydd yr oedd yn bresenol- Y Parchn Ifor Griffith (y gweinidog), JosiaS Jones, Machynlleth, G. Griffith, Drefnewydd, S. Roberts, Llanbryn- mair, T. B. Evans, Carno, R. C. Evans, Sammah, E. Wnion Evans, Derwenlas. J. C. Jones, Llys- Einion, Glandyfi; T. Well Jones, Croesoswallt, W. Thomas, Aberhosan, R. Ll. Williams, Penartb, D. Morgan, Trail wm, Rees Jones, Llanidloes, T. Wynn Williams, Sardis, W. L. Evans, Penybont- fawr, R. Deiniol Junes, Llanrhaiadr, T. J. Williams, Croesoswallt, J. Williams, Foel. J. E. Thomas, Meifod. Dan Aubrey, Pontiobert. Pregeti, wyr: Mri J. P. Williams, J.P., R. Hughes, T. Morgan, Llanfyllin, M. R. Rowlands, Llan- wnog. Diaconiaid: Mri Charles Benbow, Llan- idloes, J. Davies, R. Williams, E. Mang, Llan- brynmair, S. Jones, Carno, T. M. Morris, Jerusa- lem, E. Evans. Llanerfyl, A. Humphreys, Penarth, D. Jones, D. LL Davies, R. Evans, Llanfyllin, E. W. Hamer, Drefnewydd, R. Hughep, Ffriddgowny, Tom Jervis, Dolgead Hall, D. Thomas (Llwydiarth Mon), J. LI. Peate, J. LI. Jehu, John Price, Ilanfair, E. Humphreys, Llanrhaiadr. Dechreuwyd trwy weddi gan Mr Benbow, Llanidloes. Wrth gymeryd y gadair, diolchodd y Cadeirydd am yr anrhydedd a osodwyd arno fel y cyfryw, ac y gwnai ei oreu i fod yn ffyddlon yn ystod y flwyddyn os caniateid iddo fywyd ac iechyd, yna darllenwyd cofnodion y Cyfarfod Chwarterol yn Llanbrynmair, a chadarnhawyd hwy; ac wedi darllen y gohebiaethau— 1. Derbyniwyd yn aelod o'r Cyfundeb trwy lythyr cyflwyniad o Gyfundeb Dinbych a Fflint y Parch T. L. Williams, Croesoswallt; rhoddwyd i'r anwyl frawd dderbyniad croesawus a dymunwyd ei Iwyddiant yn maes newydd ei weinidogaeth. 2. Ail-etholwyd yr Ysgrifenydd, ac etholwyd Mr Joseph Jones yn Drysorydd. 3. Pasiwyd pleidlais o ddiolcbgarwch gwresocaf y gynadledd i Mr Ellis Roberts, Llanfyllin, am ei wasanaeth gwerthfawr fel Trysorydd yn y gorphenol; gwnaeth ei waith yn rhagorol a chyda boddloarwydd cyffredinol am lawer o flynyddoedd gofidus oedd genym ei fod yn mynu ymddiswyddo, ond hyderwn y cawn ei help eto mewn mwy nac un cyfeiriad am flynyddoedd i ddyfod. 4. Fod y Gymanfa nesaf i'w chynal yn Llan- brynmair, a'r Cyfarfod Cwarterol nesaf yn Derwenlas, os yn gyfleus i'r eglwys yno i'w dderbyn. 5. Penodwyd i bregethu ar y pynciau yn y Cyfarfod Chwarterol nesaf y Parch R. Ll. William*, Penarth, ar "Fabolaeth Crist," a'r- Parch Rees Jonts, Llanidloes, ar bwnc a loddir iddo gan yr eglwys, lie y cynelir y cyfarfod. ADRODDIAD PWYLLGOR Y GENADAETH GARTREFOL. 6. Cymeradwyd yr adroddiad, a phasiwyd fod yr un swm i gael ei roddi i'r un lleoedd a'r flwyddyn flaenorol, gyda ychwanegiad o X2 i Pontrobert a'r cylcb, os bydd y Drysorfa yn caniatau. 7. Etholwyd yr un personau ar Bwyllgor y Genadaeth Gartrefol gyda yr eithriad fod Mr J. P. Williams, J.P., Llantyllin, i gymeryd lie Mr J. Morgan, Foel, yr hwn sydd wedi symud o'r Cyfundeb. YR YSTADEGAETH AM 1909. S. Darllenodd Mr Richard Williams, yr yagrifenydd ystadegol yr ystadegaeth am y flwyddyn ddiweddaf; a phenderfynwyd ei chy- hoeddi yn Adroddiad y Genadaeth Gartrefol. Liolchwyd yn gynes i Mr Williams am ei lafur. BENTHYG ARIAN O'R GRONFA. Ein bocl yn dymuno ei gwneud yn rheol y bydd yn ofynol i unrbyw eglwys fyddo yn gofyn am gymeradwyaeth y Cyfarfod Chwarterol neu'r Gymanfa i'w cais am fenthyg arian o'r Gronfa, roddi pob manylion yn nghlyn a'r hyn fwriada wneud-y draut, a'r swm ddisgwylir ei gasglu gan yr eglwys." 10. Ail-etholwyd y Parchn S. Roberts, Llan- brynmair, a J C. Jones, Llys-Einion, ar Rwyllgor Ctnadoi Gogledd Cymru; a bod y Parch J. C. Jones i ymweled ag eglwysi y Cyfundeb ar ran y Gymdeithas Genadol. 11. Penderfyniad ar farwolaeth y Brenin:— "That this Conference of the Congregational Union of Montgomery, at their annual meeting held at Llanfair-Caereinion, June 15th, 1910, desires to express its profound sorrow for the loss which the nation and empire have sustained by the lamented death of His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII. It remembers with gratitude to Almighty God all his efforts on behalf of peace, and feels that the nation has lost a wise ruler, and all classes of the community a true and sym- pathetic friend. It respectfully begs. to assure Alexandra, the Queen-Mother, in this hour of grief, of its heartfelt prayers on her behalf, and to convey to her and to the members of the Royal Family its deepest sympathy. It also offers to His Majesty King George V. the assurance of its loyal devotion to him, and prays for him a long and prosperous reign ot unbroken peace." Cafwyd anerchiad byr gan y Parch W. Thomas, Aberhosan, y cyn gadeirydd, wrth ymddeol o'i gadair; diolchwyd yn gynes i Mr Thomas am ei wasanaeth fel cadeirydd am y flwyddyn ddiweddaf. DIRPRWYAETH ODDIWRTH GYNGOR YR EGLWYSI RHYDDION. Gwnaed y Ddirprwyaeth i fynu o'r personau canlynol :-Parchn John Evans (M.C.)., Ifor Griffith (A), Gwyddno Williams (B), W. J. Jones (W.), Mri W. A. Jehu, J.P., Alderman C. A. Humphreys, D. Thoma3 (Llwydiarth Mon), a Fred Jones. Cyfiwynwyd hwy i'r gynadledd mewn modd medrus a doniol gan y Parch Ifor Griffith. Siaradwyd ar ran Cyngor yr Eglwysi Rhyddion gan y Parch John Evans ac Alderman C. A. Humphreys. Derbyniwyd hwy yn groesaw- gar gan y Cadeirydd, ac atebwyd hwy ar ran y Gynadledd gan y Parch S. Roberts, Llanbryn- mair. Dywedwyd pethau dymunol yn yr yspryd goieu nes peri i bawb yn y lie deimlo, Wele mor ddaionus ac mor hyfryd yw trigo o frodyr yn nghyd." Wedi hysbysu y trefniadau gan y Parch Ifor Griffith, terfynwyd trwy weddi gan yr Hybarch Josiah Jones, Machynlleth. Y MODDION CYHOEDDUS. Nos Fercher ar y maes am 6-30. Dechreuwyd yr oedfa gan y Parch R. C. Evans, Sammah, a phregethwyd gan y Parchn Ben Davies, Pant-teg, a Peter Price, M.A., Dowlais. Am 7-30 boreu dydd Iau, yn Nghapel y brodyr Methodistftid Calfinaidd, cynaliwyd CYFEILLACH CREFYDDOL, dan lywyddiaeth Mr Joseph Jones, Drefnewydd. Mater y gyfeillach oedd Iago iii, 17. Dechreuwyd y gwasanaeth gan Mr R. Hughes, Llanfyllin, ac wedi agor y mater gan y Cadeirydd trwy sylwadau hynod o briod 1, siaradwyd gan y Parchn S. Roberts, Llanbrynmair, a T. Well Jones, Croes- oswallt, a therfynwyd trwy weddi gan y Parch Peter Price, M.A. Methodd y Parch J. H. Williams a bod yn bresenol o herwydd y brofedig- aeth o farwolaeth ei anwyl chwaer. Ar y maes am 10, 2, a 5-30, pregethwyd gan y Parchn Gwylfa Roberts, Ben Davies, Peter Price, M.A., a Elvet Lewis. M.A. Am 6 o'r gloch pregethodd y Parch Peter Price yn Saesneg yn Nghapel y Methodistiaid. Dechreuwyd yr oedfaon gan y Parchn E. Wnion Evans, G. Griffith, a S. Roberts. Cafwyd Cymanfa o'r fath oreu; y tywydd yn hyfryd, y cynulleidfaoedd yn fawrion, y pregethu yn eithriadol o nerthol. Yr hen Efengyl yn ysgwyd y gynulleidfa fawr tel gwynt nerthol yn ysgwyd prenau y goedwig. Yr oedd y trefniadau yn rhagorol, y croesaw yn gynes, ac y mae y parch Ifor Griffith, a phobl ei ofal yn baeddu canmoliaeth uchel am roddi y fath dderbyniad i'r uchel-wyl flynyddol. Boed bendith lawer yn canlyn. Swm y casgliad at y Genadaeth Gartrefol oedd £ 18 13s iold
BLACK WEEK FOR THE CAMBRIAN.—Decreases are recorded in the returns of last week both in the passenger and goods traffic. Whilst the goods traffic revenue dropped by JG130 as compared with last year, the passenger traffic fell by the extra- ordinary figure of J8410 The bad weather and frequent thunderstorms may in some way account for these decreases, but one would be led to think that bad weather would discourage motoring and provide more railway travellers. For the half year the aggregate decreases stand at JB240 for traffic, and J6865 for goods.
I BAPTISTS AMUCK. I THE CONNEXION AGAIN LASHED BY A PREACHER. A WEAPONS OF THE FLESH." Following upon the great and striking delivery of the Rev J. G. Williams (Llan- fair), at Kerry, and no doubt inspired by it, the Rev H. Edmunds, of Clwt y Bont, the president of the Carnarvonshire Bap- tists, had some equally lively things to say to the conference on Tuesday. He took as his subject The Church astray," and ex- pressed the view that too much attention was being paid to mere organisation in the work of the church, and emphasised the view that the spiritual side of church work demanded more attention than was given to it. To say the least, there are big gaps in the rampart that should separate the church from the world, and the worldly spirit was able to come in. This may be said to be an old-fashioned comment. They speak of the change that has come over the church in such plausible terms as The church developing," or The church adjust- ing itself to the needs of the age." One may gather from the talk that it ,as only lately that the church had had proper ideas about religion, and had understood its duties. That was not so. The church no longer stood aside, but threw herself into all the public movements, asserting its right to lead. But this leadership was attained at too high a cost. The over-emphasis on the practical made such a heavy demand on the church that it would have to be paid with interest. She was hampered by human organisation,, -weapons of the flesh-and acting on worldly lines in all things. In the face of this, one would almost say more than that the church was astray—the church was in bondage. DENOMINATIONAL RIVALRY. Proceeding, the rev. gentleman said it was time to cry "Halt." Like those com- panies who were competing with one another for the biggest and fastest liner on the ocean, one saw the religious denom- inations watching each other, eagerly cast- ing an eye on every new invention to give it a trial. Any idea out of the common, any movement that comes to view, is at once dropped on by these "religious engin- eers," with the view of putting wheels un- der them. It was time this class of people should take a rest, and that their genius be diverted- to other channels. There was enough organisation on foot, were it any good, to save the whole globe in less than a week. "'We are organised to death," said someone some time ago, and never was better truth said. Who could count the meetings and institutions which we had to- day! What drawing out of rules and elec- tion of committees was going on! What plans, or rather plots, as one called them, were being invented endlessly to carry on the cause! The plain truth was that the chief object of the church now is to get up a bit of a factory" for this thing and another-to have a machine for every pur- pose, and to elect a committee as a sort of board of directors to carry them on. He did not think much of committees. They were an opportunity to arrange the affairs of everybody else, and to SPEND OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY. They were the ruling powers in religion to-day. They found individual churches trying to make themselves everything to every bodv, and succeeded in nothing. There were societies, the Christian En- deavour, the Temperance, the Improve- ment, and the P.S.A. One must not forget the entertainment and play society, whose chief attraction was to play a big ball on the field and the little one on the table. It reminded one of the phrase of the im- mortal McLaren, It will take a lot of bil- liards to make a Christian." The idea at the back of all this was that the simple gospel by itself was too weak to do its work, and that only by little bits could a man be saved. That was not the doctrine of the Bible. The churches were but little shops here and there jt is the unions that are in the wholesale line." Then the factories began to move One wheel is de- voted to the literature of the denomination, another'to produce a healthy and suitable ministry. Home goods come from one part, and exports from the other, and nothing but witho-u-t the firm's stamp on must be taken in. The speaker went on to say that the church was going astray as regards its mo- tive power, and also its method of educa- tion. In conclusion, he said that history was repealing itself, and that Tobiah was in th ? sanctuary, and there was need for a nc.v Jeremiah.
A W rangIer from Radnor. TJ.C.W. STUDENTS" SUCCESS AT CAMBRIDGE. In the list of wranglers of Cambridge University issued on Tuesday—the smallest for the last ninety years—the name of Mr David Brunt (Trinity), formerly of the Uni- versity College of Wales at Aberystwyth, appears among twenty-two others, includ- ing one from Australia and one from Monie Video, South America. The Welsh wrangler Mr David Brunt, who has the distinction of sharing the highest honours in the mathe- matical tripos under the new regulations, is the son of Mr Brunt, of Alexandra, Llan- drindod Wells. He received his early edu- cation at the County School, Abertillery, and afterwards proceeded to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1904, where he remained for three years under the tuition of Professor Genese. For two years he was teacher of mathematics at Aberystwyth County School. He was born on June 17th, 183G. Before coming to Cam- bridge he graduated as B.Sc. in the Uni- versity of Wales, first-class honours in ma- thematics. Having gained a scholarship, he matriculated at Trinity in 1908. Last year he gained a first class in Part 1. and won the college prize for the tripos. His first private coach was Dr Askwith, but he' has for some time read with Mr Her- man, the senior wrangle of 1882, while Dr Barnes was his college tutor. He is a mem- ber of the Welsh Society.
And He Had It. The passengers in a local train included a woman, very much overdressed, accompanied by a bjight-looking nurse-girl and a self- willed, tyrannical boy, about four years old. (The story was told by Mr Charles Davies at a Swansea temperance meeting). The lad aroused the indignation of the passen- gers by his continued shrieks and kicks and screams, and his ViClOUSSS towards the patient nurse. He tore his hat and scratched her hands without a word of remonstrance from his mother. Whenever the nurse mani- fested any firmness the mother would chide her sharply and say, Let him have it, Mary Let him alone Finally the mother composed herself for a nap, and, just as the boy had slapped the nurse for the fortieth time, a wasp came sailing in and flew on to the window, by the nurse's seat. The boy at once tried to catch it. The nurse caught his hand and said coaxingly, Jackie mustn't touch Fly will bite Jackie." Jackie screamed savagely, and be- gan to kick and pound the nurse. The mother, without opening her eyes or raising her head, cried out sharply, Why will you tease that child so, Mary ? Let him have what he wants at once But, madam, it's a- "Let him have it, I say!" Thus encouraged, Jackie clutched at the wasp and. caught it. The yell that followed brought tears of joy to the passengers' eyes. The mother awoke again. "Mary," she cried, let him have it Mary turned in her seat in confusion. He's got it, madam she said.
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r Y DDRAIG GOCH. WALES IN THE ROYAL STANDARD AND ARMS. MONTGOMERYSHIRE SUPPORT FOR THE MOVEMENT. The campaign for the inclusion of the Red Dragon in the Royal Standard and Arms is going on apace. The resolution submitted by the Carnarvon Town Council has been passed by several other authorities, and we are confident that the matter will not. now be allowed to rest until Wales is properly recognised. The London correspondent of one of the daily papers suggests that the opposition is to be found in the Herald's College, and he adds that it is doubtful whether the Herald's College has any juris- diction whatever in Wales. Or anywhere else, we may add, when it comes to a national question such as this. If the Her- ald's College still remains obdurate, it must be put into its place. Public opinion in Montgomeryshire sup- ports the agitation that the Carnarvon Town Council has a-going with a view to Wales being duly recognised in the Royal Stand- ard and Arms. The following is a draft of the petition, which sets forth the merits of the national case for recognition:— Representation of Wales on the Royal Standard and on the Coinage of the United Kingdom. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. The humble petition of- Sheweth—That the Welsh nation is the only one of the four nations sending repre- sentatives to the Imperial Parliament which is not represented on the armorial bear- ings of the Royal Standard and the coinage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. That the Red Dragon of Wales was a conspicuous figure on the Standard and coinage of the Tudor Sovereigns, who were so directly connected with Wales through your illustrious ancestor, King Henry the Seventh. That your petitioners desire permission to point out that it would be exceedingly appropriate to substitute the Red Dragon of Wales for the repetition of the Arms of England on the fourth quarter of the Royal Standard ,and so symbolising the unity of the four nations constituting the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. That the inclusion of the Red Dragon would be very deeply appreciated by the whole of the Welsh people, who have ever shown an unswerving loyalty and devotion to the Throne, and who have faithfully borne their part in the building up of your mighty Empire. "That your petitioners desire humbly to submit to your Majesty that the present time is opportune for recognising the claims of Wales in the matter." FORDEN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. There are very few Welsh-speaking Welsh- men on this borderland authority, and when the Council received a request for support last Wednesday from the Carnar- von Council, Mr J. G. Miller asked what did it mean. The Chairman (Mr Percival Hurlbutt): I think it means that the Dragon of Wales should be introduced into the Standard. Mr John Humphreys: Have the leek on it' (laughter). That is the old coat of arms —and the goat! The Chairman: I don't know that the leek would add much beauty to it. Is there any proposal ? Mr Humphreys: As a Welshman, I pro- pose that it be adopted. I don't see why we should be left out. Mr Edward Davies seconded. Mr John Edwards: There's no harm in it. The Council then unanimously decided to support the petition. WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL. When the Carnarvon communication came before the Welshpool Town Council last Friday morning, Councillor J. Pryce Jones moved that the petition be sealed. It was only reasonable, he said, that Wales should receive some attention (hear, hear). They had found plenty of soldiers in the past. The ex-Mayor (Dr R. D. Thomas) seconded, remarking that they were all loyal subjects of the Empire in Wales. Wales was practically a separate part of the Empire, although united, and he thought their claims ought to be acknowledged. In fact, he went further and said the absence of the Red Dragon of Wales from the Royal Arms was an insult to Wales. The Mayor (Councillor T. J. Evans) re- marked that he thought the Council would be unanimous on this question. And so it was MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL. At the County Council, on Friday, the Chairman (Mr Hugh Lewis) had great pleasure in moving that they should join with other County Councils and petition for the symbol of Wales to be added to the Royal Standard. They would all be very gratified to see the Red Dragon in its place there. Mr Richard Jones: We are already recog- nised in legislature, but we should like to see recognition on the Royal Standard. When King Edward came to the throne, I believe a similar application was made, but the claims were objected to at the recommendation of the College of Heralds. I don't quite know what the jurisdiction of this college had to do with Wales (hear, hear). The resolution found unanimous support.
A TREGYNON MAN'S APPEAL. Writing to his father, Mr William Corfield, Vachwen, Tregynon, Mr Richard D. Corfield describes the recent terrible earthquake at Cartago, and make an appeal for financial aid. He says:- You have no doubt heard about the catastrophe of Carigo. long before this, and thinking that I was lost. But no by a pure miracle I was saved. I can explain all to you afterwards. What I want you to do now is to make a subscription for my- self and companions, as we have lost every- thing. It is impossible for you to imagine our picture of the. teivible destruction and the pitiful condition in which we have all been left as a consequence. I want you to get Mr Hudson Phillips, Mr Jones, White- gates, Mr Scott Owen, and other active per- sons interested. I send attached to this an historical and scientific description of all. At present I am living on the charity of my friends. We lost everything but our lives, and escaped with those miraculously. T m nnw a sDecialist in my profession, and will certainly receive a position of the Gov- ernment some day, but at present it is im- possible, as even the Liceo of Costa Rica in San Jose is in ruins. We will send you some photos later to convince you of this. Even the public schools are closed (as the earthquake continues). There is a terrible scarcity of everything, as the people have not been able to work. What we have to do for the moment is to cultivate a little, in order to have something to eat, or die. Please send this letter to all good friends, as they already know of the great catas- trophe -through the papers. I have been very sick for some days after the disaster, on account of the terrible impressions, so much so that on the following day I was depositing pure blood. Now please do not say you can do nothing over there, be- cause we know that you can if you try. Sentiment and advice are useless to us at present. We want some assistance outside, and that immediately. Much love to all at home, and all friends in Tregynon, New- town, and London, ^and tell them of my wonderful salvation." Accompanying this letter, Mr Corfield writes the following certificate" This is to certify that I, Richard David Corfield resident of Cartago, professor of the English language in £ he college of San Luis Gon- zaga, at 6-50 p.m. on the 4th of May inst., together with my companions, professors in the same institute ,lost everything in the space of ten seconds, due to the terrible earthquake already known to all the world. I T therefore ask my friends in England and Wales to make efforts to assist us in this time of tribulation and misery, caused by the loss of our positions, houses, chattels, etc., and augmented by the terrible condi- tion in which we find Costa Rica to-day. I am a native of Newtown, Montgomery- shire, eldest son of William Corfield, resi- dent in the village of Kerry, near New- town, and well-known by the inhabitants of that district." It appears from Mr Corfield's accompany- ing description that there were about 150 earthquakes between April 13th and the 30th. Describing the one on the 4th May, he says:—"The roofs of houses and walls, cut off at their base, all came down with an instantaneous crash and roar as of thun- der, smashing glass, furniture, and the greater part of human beings that happened to be at that moment in their houses, stores, or on the side walks. A town of ten thous- and voices, menaced by death and crazy with terror, filled the air with a mournful song of agony. The electric light went out in an instant, and complete darkness reigned over the horrible scene of destruc- tion. The inhabitants crying to God for mercv and pardon of their sins, children clinging wildly at the arms and necks of their parents, forming a living tragedy so extraordinary that it would be impossible for the most vigorous pen to portray. Ly- ing in a public square, we felt the earth move beneath us as if it were located on the surface of an ocean or on the back of an enormous serpent of indescribable fury. It seemed as if the malediction of Jerusa- lem had fallen on Cartago-not a stone re- mained upon a stone. Two little children playing in the hall had time only to em- brace one another, and in this beautiful posture death had found them. In one of the principal business houses the cashier was found with his pen in his hand. Death surprised a shoemaker with a ham- mer in hand and the sole of a shoe in his lap. One family, composed of a mother and four children, were found standing at the table in the act of dining, from which posi- tion the Dreaded Hand did not permit them to move. Two nuns praying were found in that position. The immense tower of the church,. El Carmen," was found upside down on the railway."
LOST on the MOUNTAINS. LONDON LADIES SPEND A NIGHT ON CARNEDD LLEWELYN. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. Visitors to the Snowdon district should take to heart the adventure of two London ladies on Monday last. It appears that on Monday morning (says a North Wales contemporary) the young ladies left Beddgelert at 9-30, and drove to Capel Curig. From thence they walked to Llyn Ogwen. and there, diverging from the highway, they took the rough and rocky road to Llyn Idwal. After looking round a while, they returned to the high road, and, intending to go to Trefriw, enquired for the nearest route to that place. There were directed to cross Carnedd Llewelyn, a route which would bring them down to the Tal y Cafn side of the mountain, whence Tre- friw was easily accessible. Without hesitation the girls began the ascent of this huge mountain, and actually reached its summit, where, following the directions given them down below, they turned to the right, and began to descend. Soon, however, THEY BECAME ALARMED at the steepness of the descent, and re- traced Their steps, and began to descend on the left-hand side. And then their troubles became severe. A gale of wind was blowing along the lofty steeps, and the frailest of the two--Miss Buckea—was more than once actually blown over by the wind. Both, on several occasions, had to couch down and slide down the slopes too steep for them to walk. They lost their way, and wandered about for hours, and the sun set while they were still far up the heights, Still they toiled on and on, till, at ten o'clock at night, they found themselves on the bank of mr small stream in the midst of a dreary wilderness of stones and rock and heather or gorse. They were in a quandary, for there was not a house or a human being in ^ht, and they had not the remotest idea -vrnere they were, or in what direction they ought to do. Fortunately, the moon gave them some light, and after a while they decided that their best plan would be to follow the course of the stream in the direction of its flow, on the chance of coming upon a house of some sort. And so for two hours they toiled along that rough river-side, for ever climbing over boulders and other obstruction, till, at midnight, the moon left them, and they were in almost. total darkness. Now they were in a fix, indeed, for they had only the sound of the RUSH OF THE WATER to guide them, and every now and then in- advertently stepped into the stream, and again they tumbled over large stones or stepped into trenches or water-courses. Then they came to a stone wall, which ran right into the river, and then came again the weary scramble along the river-side. By and by another wall rose huge and high and dark in front of them. They were too weary to even attempt to climb it, but de- cided to try and round it at the river end by going into the river. They did so, and found themselves in fairly deep water, but managed to scramble out and get to the bank once more, and then they continued thpir WPA rv ionrnpv. About two o'clock day dawned, and they had the comfort of light, but even yet there was no sign of human habitation or of human beings. But at last, at 3-30, they came to a small cottage in the wastes, and knocked at the door. A woman opened the door, and to her they told their pitiful story. Mrs Jones at once took them in, lit a fire, let them wash anA brush themselves, and then set breakfast before them. Mrs Jones absolutely refused to take a penny from the girls for her hospitality, but, on the contrary, enhanced her kindness by FINDING A YOUNG MAN to guide the weary wanderers to Bethesda. As far as can be ascertained, the cele- brated slate quarrying village was five miles distant, and at 5-30 the girls arrived there, and at once went to the Mews to engage a trap to take them to Bangor, but the Mews were closed, and they had to face the discouraging prospect of yet another five miles' tramp. Nothing daunted, the courageous young ladies de- cided to set off at once, but now the labours of the preceding night began to tell heavily upon their slight frames, and, though the road is a good and easy one, and down hill all the way, it took them three hours to cover that last length of five miles, and they arrived in Bangor utterly weary. Even now they were not at the end of their tramp, for the railway station lay a good mile on further on, and it was as much as the girls could do to walk that last mile and catch their train for TreMw. But they managed it, almost crawling the last few yards, and, having wired to their friends that they were safe and coming, they thank- fully entered the train at 9-20, just 24 hours after they set off from Beddgelert. during the whole of which time they had been almost* continuously on their feet. It is a wonder the girls came through the ad- venture without any injury, and it. is to be hoped they will suffer no ill-effects from their labours.
The Countess of Powie. Lord Joiopy and the Hon. Miss Joioey, were among those present at the marriage of Lord Wcvmer and Miss Ridley in London on Thursday week.
CAERSWS. SPECIAL NOTICE.—Mrs. A. H. Bcnnett is still carrying on the Drapery Business as usual. Tl,e' stock is now complete, new goods having arrived. and all marked in plain figures at lowest cash prices.— [Advt]
LLANERFYL. The Imperial Yeomanry.- Many members have returned once more irom their annual training at Newtown, and our local Blatch- fords and Balfours have heaved sighs of relief, and their fears of foreign invasion are once more set at rest. The yeomen appear to be the worse for wear, and their training this year has been anything but pleasant. Their opinions of the new method of training are not very favourable. Cycling Accident.—A nasty collision took place on Thursday week on the main road near Gelli Farm, between the Rev W. C. Jones, Llangadfan, and the Rev J. Williams. Foel, both of whom were cycling to the Association meetings at Llanfair.' One of the cyclists, it appears, failed to negotiate a turning, and dashed' into the other, with the result that both were thrown heavily to the ground. Happily both gentlemen es- caped serious injuries, and were able to pro- ceed on their iourney. Medical Regulations.—The Education Authority has just issued suggestions to the parents and teachers throughout the county respecting the cleanliness and neatness of the school children, and these have this week been adopted in the schools of the district. All the boys have, or will shortly receive their county crops, while the girls,. much against their taste, have fallen in with the request to plait their hair in the old fashioned way. It is to be hoped that I what is lost in art and taste will be gained in the health and cleanliness of the few offenders in this respect.
BERRIEW ODDFELLOWS, THE VICAR ON CHRISTIAN UNITY. We had an excellent, practical sermon from the Vicar," remarked a Noncon- formist parishioner who attended a special service at Berriew Parish Church last Thursday noon. The occasion was the yearly festival of the Loyal Rhiew" Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd- fellows, which ranks as No. 6,418 in the Manchester Unity. Probably no parish in Montgomeryshire is a greater home of controversy than Ber- riew, but on Thursday afternoon, at the Oddfellows' annual dinner in the Talbot clubroom, one was spared even the men- tion of Berriew School or Berriew water supply." Indeed, the latter problem seemed almost conspicuous by its absence from the long line of glasses, which were filled with nut-brown nectar. Captain W. J. Corbett-Winder, this year's president of the club, filled the chair, and in approved style fulfilled the duty of carving the joints and proposing the loyal toast. Mr William Pritchard( the vice- president) occupied one vice-chair, and the Rev W. L. Martin (the vicar) the other. The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Band were present and played selections after dinner. Proposing the toast of The Bishop, the Clergy of the Church of England, and min- isters of all other denominations," Mr Pritchard expressed his gladness that their relations were not now so estranged as they used to be. Now they were nominal, and he hoped the day would soon dawn when all hindrances would be swept away, and they would all work together in the same vineyard. He associated with the toast a gentleman well-known to them, one who worked very hard, and was very con- scientious in every way. In responding, the Vicar said he wished he could go with Mr Pritchard in thinking that the differences which divided them were merely nominal. It would make co- operation so much easier (applause). But he thought they went rather deeply down. and he did not profess to see to the bot- tom. But under all the deep and serious differences that at present divided them in doctrine, government, etc., THEIR ULTIMATE MESSAGE in this land as Christian ministers was the same-that however much they might be obliged to range themselves temporarily on opposite sides on this or that question, they must never forget that they were fellow-Christians. If that kept that in mind and desired to be united completely. that was a great step towards it (applause). Further than the toast, the Vicar would include every man, who, whatever his difficulties about religious belief might be, believed in goodness (applause). The Vicar, in proposing The Army and Navy," said they had come to something like a unanimous resolution now that the navy should be great and efficient. If they wished to be just and merciful in their policy all over the world, they must have material force behind them to enforce that policy. Army reforms took time to test, but he believed there was material im- provement going on month by month and year by year in the Territorial Army under the fostering care of Mr Haldane. The pro- portion of men who offered their honour- able service from Berriew was very good as compared with many places in Mont- gomeryshire,—(applause)—and he was glad that the young men, when they came home from their drills, told him it was much more serious work than it used to be. It was much more likely to turn them into efficient soldiers, if the real strain and stress of war in their own country should come upon them. Sergeant Herbert Henry Owen (Montgom- eryshire Yeomanry) responded to the toast, and commented upon the difference in the training now and nine years ago. Then going to camp was talked of as a spree; now they had to work there (hear, hear). Wherever you find the British flag fly- ing, be it in the remotest corners of the earth, there you will find an Oddfellows' Lodge," observed Mr M. D. Jones, in pro- posing the toast of the toast of the Man- chester Unity and the Montgomery Dis- trict." The Order, he said, had been of incalculable benefit to thousands of men, who otherwise would inevitably have had to fall upon the rates, and that was the last thing that an Englishman would do he would do anything rather than fall upon the rates-he was too proud for that,— (hear, hear)—and of TOO INDEPENDENT A NATURE. Mr Collings, the chief secretary, would tes- tify that the Montgomery district was one of the best managed districts throughout the Unity (hear, hear). And the very efficient manner in which the intricate work of the district was carried out was entirely due to their good and excellent friend, Mr Shuker (hear, hear, and applause). The Provincial Corresponding Secretary responded with a speech which is reported in another column. Thereafter the Chairman proposed the Loyal Rhiew Lodge," and remarked that the club was very fortunate in having such energetic officers, and especial credit was due to Mr William Davies, the secretary, for the able and energetic way in which he carried out his duties (applause). Mr Davies, in acknowledging the com- pliment, said that at the end of last year the Lodge contained 190 members, as com- pared with 196 at the beginning of the year. That looked rather bad, but some perhaps ought to have been written off the books before. Now he was pleased to say they had 195 members (hear. hear). Dur- ing' the year they had paid £ 91 10s out in sick pay. The total funds at the end of the year were £1,343 16s Id, a gain on the year nf run h: Cli-I The invpnilo fllnrl tr.t. 11 "1 £ 52, and the members 16 at present. Mr O. Oakley proposed the health of the Chairman, which Mr Corbett-Winder ack- nowledged, wishing the Lodge all success. Mr Leo Owen, Garthmyl (the Lodge treasurer) proposed the health of the Vice- President and the Visitors, which Mr Pritchard acknowledged, and the same com- pliment was paid to the Host and Hostess (Mr and Mrs Corfield) for their appetising and substantial repast.