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f THE WORLD'S WANT. I It would be "wall indeed with the year 1920 if there could bo secured a world- wide response to the message of peace and good wall that oomes with C^trkstroafi. For our own nation, Caristmas, 1919, is neces- sarily a vast improvement on its live pro- dec,cafoom We cre released from the strain and suffering of i and suffering of interna tiooad conflict. But umhappily there are those amongst us who seem to consider that having defeated our external enemies we should forthwith pro- ceed to iadttl<ro hi by ~vV!Mch we ttbt'u;J iwf; all that ouer million I glorious dead died to preserve for us. Fortunately, the H-tvirt of the nation IS sound, find common aviso is stiJJ tho pre- f vai^in.er attribute of our race. Wo see in oiher countries tho of tiho gospel j,?,eac,u-cl by tho fouieiittsrs of unjpesfc and haTe no mind to thean ourselves. Xc BrTtein, the new spirit of good- wiH. the oomraiksAip brought about by the wa, pl"eva.i:i. and the gw"al im- pulse is tovA'jids the common weal. We Wil the same might be said of Ireland, v/.i)*»iro the advcjit of the seasoo of peaeo lias been marked by black nnu-dea- and brutal crime. It is to the credit of our elected govee-nors that the ca-irriiiiaLities of. Sum Fein have not influeaioesd their ear- nest iutentaoii to to secure a settlement of the Irish problem that shall be enduring, shall be just to ail ecn- c-,amed, and shall be in aooord with the safety, honour, and wcifaro of the whole realm. It is not the Grovorrunein't's fault that at the same time as they are ting this, the cowardly assassins of Sinn Fain force them into stem actaoo in de- fe:i.oe of public safety in Ireland. In bo-th respects the CJovermneiit and its devcxtied servants are determined to do their plain duty. Undoubtedly tho Irish Revolutionists seek by their sinister strategy to wreck the proposed settlement before it has been well advanced. Hiey see in it the final blow to their long-maintained conspiracy to establish an anti-British republic at the heart of the British Empire. They hope that the repression necessarily attendant on their outrages may drive hot-headed and misguided men into open rebellion, and they are incapable of realising, or careless of, the fact that there would only bo one end to such an uprising. They would by now be able more adequately to estimate the steadfastness of the British character, which is only made the stronger when in doing the thing that is right it is opposed by violent and unrighteous things. To-day the gpreat majority of men of all parties axe resolved to settle the Irish problem. They are in a generous mood. The Government have evolved a generous plan. Irishmen who have any real love for their country will do well to take advantage of it a<nd to dissociate themselves from those who seek to lead them through bloody strife to abject ruin. During the festive season of goodwill. all men of goodwill should carefully con- sider the very reaaonabe, just, and moder- ate Irish proposals made by the Govern- ment, and we may hope that in the New Year they will be put into operation with the result that Ireland wiU be freed from the terrors that now beset her, and Irish- men may at last be set upon the road that leads by way of national unity to national welfare. That is a Christmas wish in which we can all cheerfully share.
I NOTES OF THE WEEK. I Christmas. I The general trend of things points to the obvious fact that the majority of people have made up their minds to enjoy a merry Christmas, and certainly the weathef we are now experiencing is more conducive to indoor festivities than out- door recreation. The "old fashioned" Christmas, when December was up to its reputation as the month of green and white," has not happened for some years, and the joyous times so pleasantly described by Charles Dickens and other writets-tiic countryside snow and frort bound and indoors blazing hearths and good cheer—seem to have got out of their right place in the calendar. Nevertheless we all mean to do the best we oan to keep up the time-honoured customs of Yuletide. The good things for the festive board will be as expensive as during the war, while Santa Claus' outlay for pre- sents for all his little friends will this year be higher than ever, and what is more he win not be able to load the stockings with as great a variety as he has been accustomed to bring in his bag. < » • A Beautiful Custom. I One of the most beautiful ancient cus- toms connected with Christmas which still sur-vivesis to be found in the West of Ireland. A candle is left burning all nigEt in every Country house on Christmas Eve, J ihb döõr at the house being left open. Tho idea. is that there should be a light and a welcome in every house that night for the Son of Man, should He return to earth. Day closea rn the cabin dim, They light the Christmas mndlo fall 11 y &?Vt h is the light of a.H They deck the little crib for Him, Whose cradle is earth's swinging balJ. Llandudno's Housing Scheme I The Llandudno Urban Cotmcil have re- ceived tenders for the erection of twenty working-olaas dwellings on the King's- road site, and now that they are dealing with actual figures they are better able to gauge what the outlay on the housing scheme is likely to be. Judging by the lowest tender received the average cost of each house works out at 2.846 lis, which is increased to EW by addition of the average cost of site, roads and sewers. At the rents recommended by the Hous- ing Committee (lls per week for the smaller and 139 per week for the larger houses, inclusive) there would be a de- ficiency of 21000 on the twenty houses. Of this loss the Council is supposed to bear 2475, the product of a penny rate, leaving the remainder to be repaid by the Government, if they approve of the scheme and the rents proposed. The financial side of the question, as we have before pointed out in our oodumns, is one of the stumbling blocks in the way of hurrying up boMmg schemes. The L.. dudno Council, however, are to consider the whole matter in committee, when possbly they yriU bo able to find a way of reducing the seeming disparity between outlay and return. ± A ft Llanrwst County School. I After holding the post of iiaadmaster of I Llaorwat County School for a period of 45 years the Rev. J. I. Farr, M.A., M- retiring, and is succeeded by Mr H. Parry Jones, M.A. During Mr Farr's long asso- ciation with tthe school many educational changes have taken piaoe, in the course oi which Llanrvs et Grammar School, like sev- eral otner similar institutions, oarae under the aegis of the Welsh Intermediate Edu- cation Act. Mr Farr said he regarded himself as a pioneer of rte county school system m Wales, and was one of the few noada, if not the only one, in the Princi- pality wij.(>) time-table had not to be changed when the gramniar sohooi became a county school. As a headmaster he had gained the esteem of his pupils, wiiqh was wn m the presentation made to him on Friday, and re.fie.rted in the tribute of an old pupil, Air J. C. Davies, the Direc- tor of Education for Denbighshire. • Welsh M.P's FateI I "Weish Graduate," in his article in the Liverpool Courier, is down like a ton of brr ks upon the Welsh members of Parlia- ment, but sinoe they must be getting mere and more hardened against criticism, probably this latest thru.st at them will not interfere with their enjoyment of the C'jiristsnias holiday. "Weisa Gnaditate' ays ;Sa.ck the lot" is Lord Fisher's curt suggestion for a drastic removal of the barnacles and limpets which, he says, have so lung impeded progress at the lintisn Admiralty. And Wales at large will do well to apply Lord Eisber's remedy to her own political household. With the sole exception of the Prime Minister, every Weisli meinbe-r shouk! be given the sack at tHe first opportunity, so that a chance may bo given for other and better men to serve the highest incere^ts of Wales, with- out regard for jobsor 'r of Capable of Anything The story of the poet who shot a sitting pheasant and incurred a guinea fine re- minds a correspondent of another shooting story which was told with groat gusto by the second Duke of Wellington. In the old Duke's day one of his guests at a shooting party was General Malaihoff, who, like the poet, fired many sihota with no effect. To flatter and soothe him his host caused a pheasant to be tied by a leg to the top of a post, and, bringing Maiakiioff to a spot thirty ya.rds' distant, invited him to take a shot at the bird. Highly pleased at tlte chance, the General, to make sure of his quarry, cautiously ad- vanced still nearer, then blazed off with both barrels, crying, as he fired, "He coquin The Duke of Wellington evidently thought some apology and ex- planation were due to his game-beeper, and remarked afterwards to that worthy, "This is the great foreign general who smoked to death five hundred Arabs in a cave." "Like enough," growled the out raged koop&r. "If iie shoots arcclnx; b¡íd.s he'd do anything." « < .I Transport Facilities for Agricul- ture. In connection with the problem of agricultural regeneration in this country there are few questions of more vital im- portance than that of the provision of adequate transport facilities, in order to enable agriculturists to market their pro- duce. This is not. meilely a question of I overcoming the present shortage of rolling stock on existing railways, which is a diffi- culty mainly arising out of the war, but it is a question of providing additional trans- port services of a permanent character in agricultural areas where these facilities have for many years been inadequate. It is receiving the very oloae attention of the Board of Agriculture in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport Broadly speak- ing now transport services may be es- tablished either in the form of extensions or improvements of railway or canal facili- ties, or in that of motor lorry services. Which of these is more suitable in any given district depends on a number of fac- tors which include the size and special character of the area to be served, the met of railway construction, the type of pro- duce to be carried, the nature of the roads, etc. So far as tho establishment of motor lorry services is concerned, the Ministry of Transport have expressed the opinion that this is largely a matter for private enterprise, and there can be kittle doubt that at the present time there is am exceptionally good opportunity in this di- rection for persons with initiative and re- source to develop the business of agricul- tural carriers in many parts of the coun- try. i* m A "Spook" Photograph at Conway. A King's Counsel in London tells a curious story, which he mak es no attempt to explain. A few years ago a relative of his, a London solicitor, spent a holiday at Conway. and took some photographs of the Castle. He sent the plates to be de- veloped. When the prints came back there appeared in one the dim figure of, a cavalier, with ruff, uiantle, top-boots, and sword, and the outline of the wall gflOW- ing through it. The mysterious picture has recalled a legend of the Catftle which is worth telling. A Knight was taking his ladye-love to tho Castle. Crossing the river the boat upset, and she was drowned. Afterwards, on the banks of the stream, he saw the lady in wedding garpients, radiant to behold. But she said: We must now part, and part for ever, My bridal bed is in the river." She floatod away, leaving her wedding- ring in his hand. He plunged into tho river to save her, and neither was ever seen again. And now the Knight, garbed for the wedding, goes back to the Castle teirace on occasion, to look for the lost ring. <* I Carnarvonshire Surveyorship. The County Council of Carnarvonshire last week had before taetm a recom- mendation that the post of county sur- veyor, vacant by the death of Mr Evans, should be filled by the appointment of a whole-time officer at a salary of 2800, but after some discussion the proposal was referred back to the Surveyor's Com- mittee for further consideration. It, is needless to point out that the post is an important one, especially as the duties in- volve the care and maintenance of the roads in the county, and the rate of re- muneration should be such as will com- ifiand the services of experienced men. In fact, Colonel Lloyd Evans, chairman of the Surveyor's Committee, suggested the appointment of two surveyors, one for the northern and the other for the southern portion of ÙIà eounty--o- amusesti_ o» Jk the Committee will doubtless consider whoa deliberating further on the matter. The state of the roads aone will demand a good deal of the new surveyor's time. since it is impossible to overlook the fact that road transport has assumed a posi- tion of great importance, and all -ver the country there are complaints abdUt the present unsatisfactory state of 1.ne roads. As a matter of fact, there must, be a drastic change in our methods of road construction to meet the increasing demands of heavy traffic.
LAMPETER college, At Lampeter College, last week, the following were successful students: Mr C. D. Roberts, n of Mr J. T. Roberta, N.P. Bank, Menaa Bridge, L.D. examina- tion (Class* 2); Mr W. P. Williams, gom of Mr Williams, station-master, Mertai Bridge, final B.A. (seeond-«la £ s}. Mr Williams vaU shortly be taking up a curacy at Hbifc*
L'ERSONAL- I 1st BATT. ROYAL WELSH FrSI. LEKRS.—" The Defeat of Austria ae seen by the Seventh Division," by the Rev. E. C. Crosse, D.S.O., M.C. Fully illustra- ted 7s 6d net, postage 6d. Order through your bookseller or direct from the Pub- lishcn, Deane and Sons, 31, Museum st., Lonxfan, W.C. 1. The Countess of Dundonald will remain over Yiiiofcide at her town house in Port- man Square. Mr and the Hon. Mrs George Blezard have bought the lease of 89, Eaton-square, which will be their address for the future in IxxDdon. Lord and Lady Clwyd of Abergele ar- rived at Bryngwenallt from London dur- ing the week-end, where they will spend Christmas. Lord Aberconway is among the dircc- tors of the NewPtead Colliery Company, Limited, which has just been formed with a capital of 2825,000 to acquire coalmines, ironstone mining ground, etc. ."Lady Patricia Ramsay, wife of Cap- tain the Hon. Alexander Ramsey, R.N., and daughter of His Royal Highness the Duke of Conn aught, gave birth to a son at Clarence House on Sunday morning, the 2lst inst. Both mother and child arc going on very well. The Duke of Westminster and party shot over his Llanarraon Estate on Wednesday and Thursday. Sport was good, and over fifteen hundred pheasants wore killed. The party included Sir Joseph I jay oock. General Sir H. Rawlinson, Mr Chiloott, M.P., Oodonel Wilfred Lloy-d, Colonel C. Battar, the Earl of Sefton, _Mr G. Thureby, Major Kerr, Mr R. R Birch, Mr and Mrs Murray Graham, Lady [ Ursula Groevenor, Mrs Rowley.
FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES. I MAJOR E. C. T. WARNER, D.S.O., I M.C. AND THE HO?. NESTA j M C DOUGLAS PENDANT. A marriage has been arranged (says the Times), and will shortly take place, be- tween Captain (brevet major) E. C. T. Warner, D.S.O., M.C., Scots Guards, and the Hon. Nesta Douglas Pemiiajit, hai f- sister of Lord Penriiyn. JONES-E V A N S—THOMAS. I The marriage arranged between Mr Humphrey Jones-Evans, of Froc-y-gog, Machynlleth, and Ruth, only da-ig,ht?r ot Dr. and Mrs Edmund Thomas, Ashfreld, Bridgend, will take place at St Mary =, Noltori, Bridgen<i, on Thursday, January 15, at two p.m.
I WEDDING OF LADY CLAllE I FEILDING. The marriage took place on Monday (instead of December 30th, as previously arra.nged), at Newnbam Paddox, Lutter- worth, of Wing Commander R. Smyth- Pigott, D.S.O., and Lady Claire Feilding. Owing to the recent death of the Countess of Denbigh, tie bride's motiher, the cere- mony was very quiet, cmJy tiimm'edtate re- latives of the brido being present. Father van Dillon officiated* The bride wore a grey te-availing diress trimmed grey fur, with <a hast to match. She was attended by two small ptages. the Hon. William and the Hon. Basil Feeding, whose father, Viscount Feilding, acted as best man. After breakfast the bride and bridegroom left by motor-oar for toe honeymoon, which is being spent in the West of England.
I PREJIIElfS TULE HOLIDAY. I Mr Lloyd Geoa-ge and his daugliier, Miss Megan Lloyd George, who were accom- panied by Capiain Guest, the Chief Whip, loft Downing-streot yesterday for Pnd- dington, and travelled by the two o' clock train for Criccieih. Mr Lloyd George will 00 away from London about a week. I ainc?tha Pnmc MiDi.Ste!r"'}a' T?tCMl? hcmü at (Viccieth, Brrnawe!an, which stands on a. picturesque eminence overlook- ing the town, has been enlarged. Addi- tional bedrooms and seiaretai-ial depart- ments have been added, and while making the indoor accommodation more suited to requirements, the exterior appearance has been considerably improved. Mr Lloyd George will preside at a. lecture to be given in Llanygtumdwy Inytilute on Satur- day night.
I THE KINGS CHRISTMAS. The King and Queen, with Princess Mary,Prince Albert, Princc Henry, and Prince George, left Buckingham Palace sh«r+.!y aftsv, noon on 8..tnrrlay for Sand- ringham, vhero they will spend Christmas and the beginning of the New Year. The Royal party drove in open carriages to St. Pancras Station, and left by the 12.20 train. There was a considerable crowd of people outside the Palace, and here and at points along the route Their Majesties were cheered. Queen Alexandra, accompanied by Prin- cess Victoria, drove from Marlborough Hoose to &t. Pancras Station, and left by special train at 5.45 for SandriDgham.
I THE DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER.v I I DIVORCE DECREE MADE I ABSOLUTE. I The President of the Divorce Court, Sir Henry Duke, on Friday, made abso- lute the decree of divorce obtained by the Duchess of Westminster, Constance Ed- wina Grosvenor, against her husband, Hugh Richard Grosvenor, Duke of West- minster. The decree was granted by Mr Justice Coleridge on June 17th last, upon the ground of the desertion and misconduct of the Duke, who was said to have stayed at Brighton with another lady.
I BANGOR. I I TUTORIAL CLASSES, I I APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT I LECTURERS. j A meeting of the Council of ihe university College of North Wales, Jlangor, was held on Wednesday, Mr H. R. Davies (deputy chair- uia i) presiding. The Council adopted a resolution expressing their appreciation of the tervkes rendered from time to time to tlie college by the late Mr A. W. Kasterling, solicitor, who had con- ducted important leKaJ proceedings on behalf of the college with distinguished success, and they directed that tho resolution should be communicated to Mr Earterling's family, with an expression of their sympathy with Uiem in their bereavement. It was reported that twelve tutorial clas»P3 I wee. at present bf-itig conducted by the col- lege, viz., by Mr It. Richards, B.A., at Cefn- mawr, Ritos, Llandrillo and LJanrhaiadr Moch- nant; bv Mr A. H. Dodd, M.A., at Wrexham. Brymbo, JJucklcy, and Coedpoeth: by Mr D. Jiryti Jonw, B.Sc., at Bethcsda, Hlaenau Fest'Qiog, Llanberis and Penygroes. The subjects were economic history and political sciencfl. A grant of JE:50 had been promised by tin North Wales Quarry men's Union, and application had atfo been made to the North Wales Miners' Federation. The Pnblic Health Laboratory Committee re- ported that, with a view to bringing the scheme into operation at the earliest possibls moment, they were inquiring as to the pos- sibility of making an early start in 'emporary accommodation. I NEW APPOINTMENTS. [ Mr G, Finlayson, M.A., senior scienco mast- er at Maidstone Grammar School (during the war a sergeant in the R.A.M.C.) was appoint- ed assistant lecturer in the Teachers' Train- ing Department in Euccm-sion to Capt. H. A. S. Wortley, recently appointed head of the Teachers' Training Department at University College. Exeter. Miss K M, Hill, associate of the Royal Col- lege of Art, South Kensington, who for the last two years has been engaged in war work 'in Tuni, Salonika and Belgrade, was appoint- ed actMant lecturer in the same department, with special charge of art and women's hand- work The Right non, J. Herbert Lewis, M P., and Principal Sir Harry H. Rcichcl were re-elected as tlu representatives of the collego on the Joint Board of Legal Education for Wales. The thanks of the Council were expressed for (ho following donations :-The Rev. J. I. Farr, M.A. (late headmaster of the Llanrwst County School). valuable collection of Wrdj^foe the coll'>PC<? tliweTim; Mr T. Ktowhua HnghM, Liverpool (formerly treasurer of the college), framed etching by Rajon of portrait of the late Mr George Rae, donor of the George Rae UMvfunlinn fnr lectori in economics. I LECTURER'S NEW APPOINTMENT. ] Captain A. E. Chapman, assistant lccturer in philosophy at the i'aiiqor ['Diversity Col- lege, has fy-v,ti appointNl- senior lecturer in the Dcpnitnieni of Education at (ho I'nivcr.s- jty of Birmingham. During the war Capt. Chapman. who has been on the staff of the University College for twelve years, was chief recruiting officer in various parts of Wales, and during the lat-er phases of the war he was recruiting officer at the Central Office for Wales, Cardiff.
I BIRMINGHAM. I THE NEW PRINCIPAL. I The new Principal of the University of Birmingham, in succession to Sir Oliver Lodge will, it. is understood, be Mr Charles Grant Robertc-on, C.V.O., Fellow of An Souls' Oklege The appointment awaits only the formal consent of the Lord President of the Council.
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FUTURE OF THE CHURCH IN WALES. I APPEAL FOR £ 1,000,000. Arrangements are being made (says the Manchester Guardian) for a special meet- ing of the Governing Body of the Church in WaJas to be held at Rhyl in the first week of the new year. Important busi- ness will be dealt with, including the con- firmation of the resolution passed at laan- drindod Wells that t-he Archbishop of Can- terbury should be asked to take such steps as may be necessary to constitute the four dioceses of Wales into an ecclesiastical province, and as to the further chapters of the constitution dealing widi appointmepita and patronage and the tenure of incum- bents. Mr Justice San key will call atten- tion to the Webb Church Temporalities Aot, and will move a resolution thereon. The Constitutional Committee will re- commend that clauses be added to the con- stitution of the Governing Body to the effect that diocesan bishops shall sit in the Governing Body as representing the ancient provincial Synod, and that nothing in tho constitution shall interfere with their authority as such, except that the right of legislation is reserved to the Governing Body in accordance with the methods laid down in the constitution, and that such bishops shall have the right to meet apart, with the suffragan and assistant bishops present for consultation purposes but without a vot-s. Tho Com- mittee is ef opinion that there should be a ptrovince of Walos, and that the Metro- politan thereof should be styled Arch- bishop. The Committee are unable to report upon tbe position of women in the future government of the Church in Wales, if it becomes a province, until tho Lambeth Conference shall have discussed the general question at their next meeting. This re- port of the Committee does not affeot the existing eligibility of women as possible members of the (Toverning Body undosr olauso 9 of the constitution. Tho Finance and Reconstruction Com- mittee have drafted the following appeal:- "Tlie Church in Wales, on the 31st of March next, will be disestablished and dis- endowed by Act of Parliament. The ro- sult is that the Church in Wales, always a very poor Church, will lose £ 48,000 a year derived from ancient endowments, re- presenting a capital sum of ;ci,ooo,ooo. This loss falls upon tho Churoh at a time when sibe is urgently called upon to re- spond to increasing demands upon her de- votion in her Master's service. To meet these increased demands a sum of at least LIOO,000 a year mast be found, even assuming that the whole of the lost oa.pitaJ is replaced. All Welshmen are urged to contribute to the pressing needs of their Church to the vary utmost of their ability. Tho Church in Wales realises that she, like the Church of England, must bear her own burdens, but sho feels she is justified in appealing to all who sym- pathise with her, wherever they reside, to replace the million pounds of which she has been deprived. The need is over- whelming. The signatories of this appeal ask for an immediate response. h- MINIMUM STIPEND— £ 250. Among the recommendations to be laid before the Governing Body by the Finance and Reconstruction Committee is the fol- lowing:— All bishops and dignitaries and minor canons shall be paid by the Representative Body. The Board of Finance of each diocese shall submit to the Representative Body by March 31st a schedule allocating to each parish the income to be paid to its incumbent, subject to the Representative Body having power to alter, to the re- sources of the Representative Body being sufficient to meet the same, and to the observance of conditions set forth in the report. Tho Representative Body having fixed the sum to be paid to it by each diocese, the Diocesan Board of Finance :?&U mako a parochial assessment in accordance therewith and ahaD pay the same to the Representative Body, who sha?i pay quarterly to each incumbent his _st^iend. While the Committee are con- ,flffi ¡ 11.' ï n. -¡ n ».. ?cuinbents Aiowd be E400 a yetr, they can only recommend, with the present re- sources of the Representative Body, a minimum of M50 in addition to a house, fees, and EaAeA- offerings. The stipend allocated in excess of the minimum shall be determinoo by the population char- acter, and necessities of the parish, pro- vided that the Diooesan Board of Finance be empowered, out of the sums allocated to them for payment of incumbents, to supplement tho stipend of an incumbent or dignitary in accordance with the length and value of his service in holy orders. Special attention is called to the import- ance of uniting small parishes with a view to provide adequate work and income for incumbents "and make tho best use of the For the present the incumbents should be responsible, the Committeo recom- mend, for paying the assistant olergy out of moneys provided wholly by the parish or partly bv the pem:?? and partly by grants from the Representative Mdy, the Diocesan Boards of Finance, and other sources. It is desirable that the minimum stipend for a deacon by S180 and for a priest JESOO.
KNOCKED DOWN BY A TRAIN. ACCIDENT NEAR PONT- RHYTHALLT. iVirs WiHiams and her dajtgtitar. twelve years of age, of Cwmyglo, were knocked down by a passing train, near Pontrhyth- aHt, on Thursday evening. The lady and her daughter we-ro walking along the rail- way and, the weather beeng very stormy, it is believed that they did not hear the approach of the train. When found thev were suffering severely from shook and fiDme injuries, Mrs Williams having a bmkon th* rh l and tho daughter a broken ankle. They were later attended by Dr. Roberts (Llanbca-is).
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE LORD FRENCH. A daring but unsuccessful attempt was made on Friday, near Phoenix Park, Dublin, on the life of Lord French. The car in which he was driving to the Viceregal Lodge was attacked by a gang of men with rifles and bombs. The Lord Lieutenant happily escaped without injury, and one of the assailants was shot dead by the military escort. Tho others escrped.
RAID ON DUBLIN NEWSPAPER MACHINES SMASHED WITH CROW. BARS. Shortly after ten e'olock on Sunday night a body of men entered the offices of the Irish Independent in Abbey-street, Dublin. Revolvers were pointed at the editor and sub-editors, who were compelled to remain in their chairs while the oifioea wore searchod. It is understood that parts of the machinery were broken, and that the news- paper's private telegraph wire to London was cut. After some 20 minutes the raid- ers retired. Every machine in the offices was smashed with crowbars.
STATE PRINTING WORKS. Mr Forrest, having asloed the First 1 Commissioner of Works whether it is 6till intended to establish State printing works; and in that oase, what will be the etaff and the arwiual estimated eost, Mr Stanley Baldwin writes in reply :— The answer to the first part of tfie ques- tion is in the affirmative. Until the scheme is further developed it is impossi- ble to say what Llie. stair or its annual cost "will be ultimately.
THE PRICE OF APPLES. Having heard and considered representations from the various interests concerned, the Food Controller has decided that the, maxi- mum prices for apples must remain in force for the present. v The maximum retail price for apples of all varieties, itome-gwcn W imported, was fisjed at 9d per pound Wy -.0 A. ^Prices) Order, 19X8. ?'
LABOUR PARTY RULE. The Eclair to-day publi;hc> an interview with Mr J. H. Thomas. M.P.. secretary of the National Union of Raibvaymeri,v-ho said that he was convinced that the Labour party would soon take over the Govern- ment of Great Britain.
MORRIS AND JONES (1919), LTD. The list of applications for Morris and Jones (1919), Ltd., Liverpool, preference and ordinary, has been closed, both classes of shares having been over-sub- scribed.
NEW- MILK REPORT. In our reference extracted from the tT?- ern -.?a? )a?t week, to the report presented to the. Government on, the milk question, it I was erroneously stated that Lord Boston, was chairman of the committee which made the report.. His-lordship was not in any way I connected with the committee referred to.
Messrs. BOLLAND invite enquiries for ?? ￼ Decorated Xmas eč:k:s, J Plum Puddings, A. ,<& n Mince Pies, Etc. ? ? I ?? c\??" A? ￼ ? +.. (fI' ￼ Xmas tG ￼ 6? ? ?< ￼ ????? ) J' rX7s i CrOfC?e? ??O ?C?t C?? Telephones- J In Great ?? ????755&756Cb?. ? Variety z' ?? 1? ￼ ?? Telegrams— I sAy/ ?? ????? ? BoU?d. Chester. cp<ç ￼ ?'??? HANDSOME ,V 'eO Çj ￼ ?? Fancy Boxes of CAoco/c?ea ? 0?? Bon Bona. y/ and Bon ?on<. yS SUITABLB FOR XMAS PRESENTS.
The Rev. R. J. Barber Owen, curate of Gresiord since 1902, has acccplcd 1-ho livinir of Isycocd, ucar Wrexham. Preaching at Bangor CathedraJ, Archdeacon J. Morgan exprtissed tho IJope that Christmas gifts would be given to those who really needed them and not to thoso who did not require them. The Rev G. R. JOQCS, B.A., B.D pastor of Fitzdarenoe-street C.M. Chapel, Liverpool, hao accepted the pastorate of Salem C.M. Gha-pol, Pwllheli.
£ 100,000 FOR MINISTERS. I At the Reconstruction Commission ot the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Connexion, held at Fcstiniog, Mr Jolin Owen, Chester, said ♦hat anonymous donors had promised gifts amounting to 2100,000 towards better support of the Min-istry of the denomination, to be divided equally between North aDd South WaJos, on condition that the denominations collected a corresponding amount in the coarse of the next three years.
I WELSH PASTOR'S UNIVERSITY I DEGREE. At the close of the Sunday evening ser- vice at Pembroke-terraoo C M. Chapel, Cardiff, a resolution of congratulation was acoorded the Rev. J. Morgan Jones, the preacher of the evening, and former pastor of the church-and now director of the Forward Movement in Wales on tho honour of the degree of LLD. which tho Werlsh University Court has decided to confer on him.
I PRESENTATION TO A CLERGYMAN. I Last Thrfrsday tho parishioners of Gelli (Tregarth) presented the Rev. Hughes Jones, the late curate-in-cbargo, who has been appointed locum tenens rector of Penmachno, with a wallet containing RZB, and the children of tho Band of Hope presented him with a walking stick. Among those who delivered addresses were the Revs. R. J. Parry and Tegla. Davies, Wesleyan ministers, and other prominent Nonconformists, Mr M. Williams presid- ed, and the Vicar (Rev. D. Andrew Jones) was also present.
I ST. ASAPH DIOCESAN PATRON ACE BOARD ELECTED. I ELECTION OF MEMBERS. I At St. Asaph. on Friday, Chancellor Harold Edwards, as returning officer, declared as fol- lows the result of the election of members of the Diocesan Board of Patronage, under the ntw njuuiituiii. tui niu CTimeii rn WJium Clerical members: Canon T. Rcdfcrn. rector of Denbigh, the Dean of St. Asaph, the Rev. Lewis H, 0. Pryco. vicar of Colwyn Bay; the Rev. J. Silas Evans, Llanrhaiadr,. Os- westry: the Rev. Oanon C. F. Roberts, rector of Llar.ddulas; and the Rev. F. S. M. Bennett, Hawarden. Lay members: Lord Justice Bankes. Mr D. F. Pennant, Nantlys, St. Asaph; Sir Watkin Williams Wynn; Mr W. B. Yatès, Cilcen Hall; Major-General A. E. Sandbach, D.S.O.. C. B., Mr Joseph Lloyd, St. Asaph; Lord Mos- (yn, Colonel T. A. Wynne Edwards, Nantglyn. Denbigh; Colonel S. Saodbach, Caerllo, Aber- gele. The first two clerical members and the first throe lay members take office immediately, the others being placed on the supplementary list.
POOR BENEFICES RELIEVED. I I- QUEEN ANNE'S BOUNTY DUES TAKEN I OFF. The Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty an- nounce that they have made concessions in regard to the payment of first fruits and tenths on poor benefices. The Esslc^iastical Commissioners havo undertaken (by way of augmentation of the besefitmu ^"i^rT).frU to pay 10 Queen ?::c? Bounty an annnnr ??M?.. in licu of the fust t uits and tenths of beuo- fices the net income of which, when calculated in accordance with the regulations of tho Commissioners and the Governors do not ex- ceed £300 per annum. The Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty will release the incum- bents of Fucii benefices from payment of first fruits and tenths. This relief will apply to first fruits becom- ing due on institution after April 20th Jarst, and of the tenths becoming due on December 25th next and in subsequent years. Notice will be given to incumbents where relief is given.
I ORDINATION AT ST. ASAPH I At a general ordination held by tho Lord Bishop of St. Asaph in the Private Chapel attached to-the Palace, on Sunday, the following gentlemen were ordain- o.d;- I DEACONS. I I Edward John Lloyd, university College, 1 Bangor. Paul Philip Levertoff, Magistar Litter- I arum, of the University of Petrograd. I BY LETTERS DIMISSORY FROM THE I LORD BISHOP OF BANGOR. I DEACONS. I Arthur Samuel Postancc, M.A., Down- ing College, Cambridge.. Llewelyn Jarman, Lichfield Theological College. The Bishop afterwards licensed the Rev. Edward John Lloyd to the curacy of Llan- yeil-with-Bala.
THE WELSH PRAYER BOOK. I I A STUDY OF VARIOUS REVISIONS. I A volume entitled "A Chapter in the History of the Welsh Book of Common Prayer, or tho Letters which were writ- ten preparatory to the revised edition of 1841, annotated with Biographical Sketches by tho Rev. Albert Owen Evans. Rector of Llanfaeihiu, and Ittixal Dean of Taly- bolion, Anglesey," will (says the Times) be published early in the New Year. -It will contain a collation of all the proposed emendations from the first edition of 1567. The Book of Common Prayer in Weigh philologically falls into seven groups:— Bishop Davies, 1567 Binhop William Mor- gan, 1599; Bishop Richard Parry. 1621; Bishop George Griffith, 1664; Elis Wynne (Glasvnys), 1710; Mosca Williams, 1718; and Richard Morris (of the Navv Office), 1746, 1752, 1768, and 1770. Tiheire are, in addition, stray copies from the Shrews- bury, Wrexham, Chester, and Liverpool preeeea. By means of tables the form of words used by all these various revisers will, be shown. and will thus form a short history of the various attempts which were made at different periods to emend the orthog" raphy of the Prayer Book in Welsh. The four Commissioners appointed by the Welsh Biehope to secure tho Krvis.ion in 1841 were :-WilJiam Bruce Knight. Dean of Llandaff: Archdeacon John Jones, of Bangor; Calion Rowland Williams, of Ysooifiog; and Professor Rioe Rees, of Lampetea- (author of "Welsh Saints"); with the Rev. Morris Williams (Nicandcr) as secretary and proof reader. The let- tors altogether number 217, and include. besides the letters ??f the above', communi- cation* from BMhopa Copt<Mton?d\F<m- 'k and A&\b' br: ies will include not only thos-e of the Com- missioners. but also those of a number of clergy-to whom references are made. Early last year Mr A. Owen Evans printed ar; interesting account of an old Tract Sov'iety at Bangor.
I SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR IRELAND. I PREMIER OUTLINES I The Prime Minister in the House of Commons. on Monday, outlined the new scheme of st^f-government for Ireland. Two separate Legislatures and a Supreme Council are proposed. The linpot-i-ai Par- liament is to retain control of ekfMce and the higher judiciary, and the Irish Parlia- ments will control local government, 1iœn- sing, and other methods. Each Legislature is to have a grant of £ 1,000.000 to covet initial expenditure, a sum of £ 3,000.000 being given for develop- ment and improverncnt. Income tax, Customs, and Excise vemain under ini,- perial control.
AETHWY RTJRAL COUNCIL 11 BETTER FACULTIES ADVOCATED I, AT MENAI BRIDGE STATION. l The monthly meeting of this Council was held at Bangor on Friday, Mr J. R. Wil- liams presided and the other members pre- were Messrs Wm. Pritchard, J. R. Thomas, D. Owen, G. H. Williams, John Owen (Llangoed), R. Roberts, Thomas Edwards, William Thomas, Richard Thomas, John Owen (Llansadwrn) and the Rev. D. P. Howcl; with the clerk (Mr B. Evans). RAILWAY FACILITIES AT MENA1 BRIDG E. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Menai Bridge Council stating that a com- mittee ihafi been appointed to take up the question cl the travelling and business facilities at M*oaj Bridge Railway Station. j, No doubt members- the Council had ex- perienced the uiconvenTifc^e of going; up a flight of steps to the booking office, and then having to descend and go along the under- ground passage in order to get to the ether platforms. If passengers aiight from a train on the middle platform they have often to wait for another train for a long time under shelters exposed to the cold, sometimes for an hour or more. As regards the goods yards, it was not perhaps generally known that horses, furniture vans, carts and other vehicles had to bo taken all the way to Bangor, there being '\0 facilities at the Mcnai Bridge Goods Yard. It was decided to support the Menai Bridge Council in the matter. THE CONDITION OF THE ROADS. I The Beaumaris Town Conncil wrote calling attention to the condition of the road beyond CremJyn, .near Beaumaris. Mr Coulthard, Baron Hill Home Farm also complained of the state of the road between Cremlyn Lodge and Cefn Coch Hill. If an accident occurred there he would hold the Council responsible. Mr S. Taylor Chadwick, Haulfre, drew attention to the very bad state of the hill in Llangoed from Rhyd Bridge to Morlej House. The Clerk pointed out that owing the I Moulders' strike they couid not obtain I delivery of the steam roller which they had I ordered so the Council could not be blamc4 1 for the state ot the roads. Jr TALKATIVE ROADMEN. I Mr. David Owen stated that ratepaye were complaining that roadmen were working I in couples with the result that they wasted a good deal of time in talking together. N 1. ) ii irir «irl The Surveyors were ordered to consider the complaints.
CORRESPONDENCE. I ST. FFRAID'f) ZTIrRCH, TRE- I ARDDUR BAY. 1 (To the Editor of the Chroniclt. )- I Sir,-May r briefly correct, through your columns, which havo a wide circulation in Cheshire and North Wales, 1 believe, the following printed paragraph, which reach- ed me this morning from Cheshire. The sheet is headed St. Ffraid's Church, Trearddur Bay," and the first paragraph run Tiw plot of ground on which the above church now stands is private pro- perty, and has been applied for by tha owner for building purposes." I am the, owner, and I have not applied for it. There is a mistake in this printed jej-ter.. therefore, which is being cirou- H. HERSim-r..WILLI AM&. f Tro (Ustol,, Beaumaris. • 'I
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