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Notes from South Wales. 4 (From our Special Correspondent). Muscular Christianity. It is interesting to note that there is a cricket club formed in connection with Plasnewydd English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at Cardiff, and at the annual meeting of the same last week the pastor, the Rev. E. P. Jones, B.A., was elected president for the coming season. There is no doubt that if young men are to be retained in church membership their physical as well as their spiritual needs must be attended to. The Olympia Motor Show. It is with pleasure I observed that Wales was represented at the highly successful motor show held at Olympia, which closed the other day. I refer to the stand of Messrs. Davies Brothers, of Llanelly. Their spare motor wheel was so much admired that orders for the same were received from the War Office, the Earl of Shrewsbury, and many others. Messrs. Davies also booked orders for several first-class motor cars. By the way, the show was attended by some 200,000 people. Effects of the Revival. At Monmouthshire Assizes last week there was very little business to be done, and the Lord Chief Justice of England complimented the county on the marked diminution in crime. This is entirely due to the Revival that has swept over the district within the last three or four months, but his Lordship made no allusion to this. Probably it was beneath the dignity" of such a great man to allude to the same. Whilst every shortcoming of the Revival is promptly commented upon, it is noticeable that the people occupying high positions are very loth to give credit where credit is really due. "The Uncrowned Prince of Wales." The Rev. Sylvester Home's happy description of Mr. Lloyd-George at Whitfield's Tabernacle, London, last Sunday, was cordially acclaimed in Wales when the people read the brilliant speech of the Welsh Leader in Monday's papers. Mr. Lloyd-George is, without doubt, the most popular man in Wales to-day, and his policy and views are shared by fully 95 per cent. of the Welsh people. He is a patriot in the true sense of the term, and has done more to advance the national aspirations of Gwalia. than any man living. Black Glamorgan." A good deal has been written in reference to the prevalence of crime in Glamorganshire. It has been described by some as "Black Glamorgan." In the official lists of crime the transgressions of this thickly-populated county are, of course, classified as "Welsh offences." And yet although the offences are committed in Wales, 80 per cent. of the offenders are not Welshmen, but people who have come into the district. Here, for example, is a list of names of people who figured in five Glamorganshire police, courts within one week lately:—Mack, Shamessey, Lay, Picton, Enico, Burell, Probert, Withers, Thorn, Lee, Woodward, Bowden, Slone, McCarthy, McKinnon, Truelove, Carpenter, Connelly, Smith, O'Neill, Barrett, Smith, O'Leary, Robbins, Wallens, Baxter, Reardon, Hirst, O'Keefe, Daly, Bradley, Fitchell, Mockin, Preece, Stock, Jay, Hephran, Rowe, Duggin, Cripps, Twoomey, Wilcox, Bell, Brown, Stock, Mockin, Pentecost, Fitchell, and Swift. Every week it is the same. Were it

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Notes from South Wales.