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Notes from South Wales.


Notes from South Wales. (From our Special Correspondent.) A Good Sign. It was a very good sign that Mr. Chamber- lain was losing his temper. His temper was just as bad as his statistics."—Right Hon. D. Lloyd-George. A Good Trio. A feature of the recent social gathering in connection with the Pupil Teachers' Centre at Merthyr was the collective singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," Marseillaise," and "Auld Lang Syne." A Conservative Dodge. The Hon. Devereux had "emblems of Royalty on one of his election cards. But the Breconshire electors saw through this dodge. Brothers in Adversity. Side by side on the hoardings of Cardiff were the flaming posters of the Cardiff Churchmen's Association and the Cardiff Licensed Victuallers' Association. Both appealed to their friends to support the Conservative candidate. Mr. Balfour's Defeat. There was great jubilation at the announce- ment of the ex-Prime Minister's defeat in Manchester. A South Walian remarked that Mr. Balfour would now have more time to read the papers," and play golf. Welsh Review. I hear on good authority that there is a scheme on foot for establishing a Welsh literary review. From what I can understand, the idea is to have a kind of Welsh Spectator or Public Opinion. It will probably be printed in Cardiff. One or two prominent Welsh M.P.'s are credited with being at the back" of what ought to prove a successful venture. Cardiff's New Dock. Great things are expected from Cardiff's new dock, to be opened in the coming summer. I had the pleasure of looking over it the other day, and was struck with its extensiveness. It is being splendidly equipped, and is nearer the deep sea than the other docks of Cardiff. A gentleman interested in shipping told me that he believed that after this new dock was opened a company would be formed with the view of establishing liners after the same style of the Cunard and Allan Lines of Liverpool, and that ere many more years elapsed it would be possible for the public to go to America, as well as New Zealand and Australia, direct from the great Welsh port. Fine Concert at Carmarthen. The concert given at Carmarthen Tabernacle Baptist Chapel on New Year's night by the well- known Mountain Ash Male Voice Party, con- ducted by Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards, was unanimously voted one of the finest musical treats ever given in the ancient capital of Wales The chapel was crammed, between 900 and



Notes from South Wales.