Mr. T. VINCENT DAVIES' Evening. (Concert QUEEN'S HALL (SMALL), LANGHAM PLACE, W. Lessees Messrs. CHAPPELL & CO. TMay, Mag 11th, <905 Mrtistes Mdlle. GHITA CORRI, Prima Donna Italian Opera, late Royal Carl Rosa, &c., &c. Mdme. HANNAH JONES, Mr. SETH HUGHES, Mr. IVOR FOSTER. Piano: Miss NANCY PIERCE. Violin: Mr. THEODORE LOUIS. Harp: JOHN THOMAS, Esq. (Pencerdd Gwalia), Harpist to His Majesty the King. Accompanist and Conductor: Mr. T. VINCENT DAVIES. SEATS S-,3-, 2/ 1/ Doors Open 7.30. Concert to commence at 8. Carriages, 10.30. TICKETS may be had from Mr. DAVIES, 31, Lucerne Road, Highbury, or at the Box Office, Queen's Hall. ST. PADARN'S WELSH CHURCH, HORNSEY ROAD, N. The Last Coffee Supper of the Season (GIVEN BY MRS. JONES, BRIDPORT PLACE, AND MRS. JONES, PRINCETON STREET), WILL BE HELD On THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 4th, 1905, AT EMMANUEL MISSION HALL, Nearly opposite to St. Padarn's (Entrance in Mayton Street). EMINENT ARTISTES have been secured for the Evening. Chairman JOHN WILLIAMS, Esq. SUPPER at 7. CONCERT at 8. ADMISSION FREE. SILVER COLLECTION. EOLWYS MILE END ROAD. CYNHELIR Cyfarfodydd Diwygiadol Gan y tair Eftigglis Adnabyddus, Miss MAGGIE DAVIES (Maesteg), Miss S. A. JONES (Nantymoel), a Miss JONES (Mardy). 0 nos Lun, Mai laf, hyd nos Sui, Mai 7fed, Dechreuir y Cyfarfodydd Yr Wythnos am 7.30. Sabboth am 11, 3 a 6.30. Taer Wahoddir holl Gym, y y cylchoedd. EAST LONDON WELSH CHURCH, Bridge Street, Burdett Road. A GRAND -a Evening Concert WILL BE HELD AT SOUTH PLACE INSTITUTE, Finsbury Pavement, On Thursday, May 4th, 1905. Chairman = = The Hon. HARRY LAWSON, M.P. ARTISTES. Soprano Miss GERTRUDE HUGHES. Contralto „ GWLADYS ROBERTS. Tenor Mr. BEN IVOR. Bass „ BARRY LINDON. Violinist „ TOM MORGAN. Accompanist ERLIN MORGAN. Doors open 7.30. Commence at 8 prompt. Proceeds towards the erection of a New Church. The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, MOUNTAIN ASH. AUGUST 7th, 8th, 9th, and loth, 1905, BI,500 in PRIZE Programmes 7d. post free. Further Patticulars apply to G. A. EVANS, 1 C D. T. EVANS, Secretaries. Gorfodwyd ni 1 gadtv drosodd amryw erthyglau ac adroddiadau sydd wedi eu cysodi. Cant ym- ddangos yr wythnos nesaf pryd y bydd y papyr yn ei faint arferol.
Notes of the Week. A Disappointing Easter.—Easter has been a disappointment to thousands this year. We naturally expected bright sunshine and genial breezes in the end of April, and we have had sombre skies, north-easterly winds, and showers of sleet instead. Everybody who had a fireside kept close to it, and those who ventured out on pleasure bent presented a woe-begotten appear- ance. Never on a holiday were the streets of London so deserted as on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Grumbling is useless, of course, but still it gives one some satisfaction Griefs become much more burdensome when they are hidden in one's bosom. And perhaps, after all, it is a good thing that we have a climate which we can always grumble at in this country. It acts as a safety valve, for we have found out that it has to bear many sins in addition to its own. Still, it might remember that we wish to forget our griefs on a public holiday. Another Revolt.- The Education Department will have its hands pretty busy during the coming weeks if it means to put down every revolt against the Education Acts. The Council of the Borough of East Ham has refused to administer the Act any longer, and has given all the teachers in its employment a month's notice. Conscience has nothing to do with fostering this revolt. It originates in the pocket. The Council has come to the conclusion that the Act is too expensive, and that the rates required to carry out its provisions will be ruinous. A rate of three shillings in the pound is necessary to carry on the schools now in existence, and the cost of providing and maintaining new schools urgently needed would send them up to nearly five shillings. Hence the revolt. The whole Council is unanimous, all distinction between parties being obliterated. The cry of the injured purse touches every British heart, whilst the cry of an injured conscience is unheeded by the majority. But East Ham has a strong grievance undoubtedly. Its teeming population find employment in London, but London bears none of the cost of educating the children. There should either be a contribution by those who are made rich through the labour of these toilers, or a much larger contribution out of the Imperial Exchequer to relieve such congested districts. Under the old Education Act there was a special grant, but the Acts of 1902 and 1903 did away with it. What steps the Government will take we do not know. Something must be done, and done quickly. The Councillors are determined to go to prison rather than take up the administration of the Act under present conditions. An Eye=Opener.-The special report on the non-provided schools in London, presented by the Education Committee to the Council at its last meeting, has been an eye-opener and a great shock to all those who take interest in the welfare of the metropolis. Out of the 488 non- provided schools, 92 are declared to be wholly unsuitable, 21 are partially unsuitable, while 261 more can only be rendered suitable by sub- stantial alterations in fabric. The cost of re- placing the 92 condemned structures, and repairing the others, will not be much under Z300,000, or a sum equivalent to a rate of fourpence in the pound. Unless the managers can raise that amount the schools will cease to exist, and the burden of making provisions for educating the more than 68,000 displaced children will fall upon the already over-burdened ratepayer. It is not a very pleasant prospect. Of course, it must be borne in mind, that the managers have the right of appeal to the Board of Education against the demands of the Council. But it is not likely that they can prove that the condemned buildings are in a fit state, though it is very difficult to avoid coming to one of two conclusions—either that the demands of the Council's committee are most unreasonable, or that the Government inspectors have been most n gligent in the fulfilment of their duties. How is it, that they allowed such schools to be carried on and receive grants without calling attention to their unsuitableness ? It is hardly a twelvemonth yet since the Council took charge. of education, and ninety-two schools could not have deteriorated during that period to such a degree that they are beyond repairing. In any case the report is a staggering one, and however it is regarded the London ratepayer cannot feel very comfortable in the face of it. The Teachers' Parliament.-For the first time in its history the National Union of Teachers has this year visited North Wales. Its annual conference was held in Llandudno this week, when Mr. Tom John, of Llwynpia—a portrait and also a biographical sketch of whom will be found on another page-was installed as president. On account of the educational crisis this visit of the Union to the Principality is exceedingly interesting. The annual report of the executive referred to the steps taken in the autumn, whereby the outbreak of warfare between Welsh County Councils, on the one hand, and the managers of the system of non- provided schools, on the other, was for some months, at any rate, postponed, if not altogether averted." Much of the address from the chair, as was to be expected by all who remembered that the President is not only a Welshman but a Nationalist, was devoted to the crisis, and to the religious difficulty which lies at the base of it. hough he avoided taking sides as much as possible, still he spoke out boldly on two points. He is strongly opposed to what is known as the "right of entry," and he also regards the schools as an unsuitable sphere and the children as almost impossible subjects for dogmatic teaching in theology. He laid emphasis not on the teaching of dogma, but on the training Of character. But he appears to be as strongly opposed to a system of merely secular education as he is to dogmatic religious instruction. He contended "that the type of good moral character found in England and Wales cannot but be essentially Christian, for it is born and