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Notes from South Wales. (From our Special Correspondent). WHAT? Prime Minister Balfour, speaking at Man- chester, is reported to have said :â" There is not one Nonconformist grievance in the old Act of 1870, that has not been entirely removed or enormously mitigated." It is evident from this remarkable statement that Mr. Balfour has not studied his own Act. Perhaps, somebody will send him a copy ? A Rising Welsh Pianist. Master Percy Hughes, a native of Aberaman, is a remarkably clever pianist. He is only 13 years of age nevertheless he has won over 200 prizes at Eisteddfodic competitions, and the other day he secured the John Thomas Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. Had Master Hughes -been a native of Poland, and borne an unpronounceable name, all the London reviews and dailies would undoubtedly have published his portrait, and referred to him as a musical prodigy. It is marvellous how slow the majority of London journals are in discovering the musical talent of their own country. Wales-A Nation. In reading the Anglican Bishop of Peter- borough's sympathetic references to the Welsh Revival, I noticed that he referred to the little nation of Wales." And yet we have Anglican clergymen in Wales who will not admit that Wales is a Nation Ignoring Wales. In a recent issue of THE LONDON WELSHMAN, I referred to the persistent manner in which certain newspapers and individuals ignore Wales in their writings and speeches. Here is an example of what I mean. It appears in the current issue of the Review of Reviews. "ONE EMPIRE, ONE FLAG. Side by side, with England's heroes, Side by side, with Scotland's sons, Side by side, with Erin's bravest Ye have faced a foeman's guns." And so on, and so forth. The verses are signed Kerry O'Byrne." It is evident that "Kerry O'Byrne" has not read the history of Wales. Let me inform Kerry O'Byrne that Welshmen, too, have "faced the foeman's guns." Some of the bravest soldiers at Waterloo, the Crimea, and India were Welshmen. And the defence of Rorke's Drift," in the Zulu War- one of the finest defences that has ever occurred in modern warfare-was undertaken by a Welsh regiment. The next time Kerry O'Byrne" writes poetry on the British Empire let him not ignore Welshmen. Please.

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- Notes from South .Wales.