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Notes from South Wales.


Notes from South Wales. (From our Special Correspondent.) Japanese Wrestling. It is interesting to note that the Monmouth- shire Joint Committee at its last meeting, decided to open a class to teach Japanese wrestling to the members of the local police force. A Good Humoured Election. Taken on the whole, the Welsh Parliamentary -elections were contested in very good spirit, and the instances of ill-feeling and rowdyism were very few. Cats and Children Barred. The following advertisement appeared in a recent issue of a South Wales evening journal Lodgings wanted at Cardiff by single gentle- man. Bed and sitting rooms. Cats and children barred. Apply, &c. Hen lane, mi fentra. A "Classy Game." It is said that numbers of Welsh girls at the intermediate schools play hockey, not because of any liking for the game itself, but because they think it is so classy, you know." As Mrs. Jones was heard.;to tell Mrs. Lewis over a cwpaned o de the other afternoon Ma' Sarah Ann ni yn medryd chwareu 'ockey, 'r un fath a merched mawr Lloeger, welwch chwi." Liberals and Welsh Nationality. In looking over last week's LONDON WELSH- MAN, I noticed the Editor's reply to a corres- pondent stating that it was not the Conservatives alone who were opposed to Welsh national aspirations, there were so-called Liberals as well. With this reply I thoroughly agree. A Few Facts. We all remember, the late Lord Salisbury's ignorant sneer at "the Celtic fringe," and we also know how the Tory party, with a few ,exceptions, have done their utmost to kill the national aspirations of Wales. But it is also a fact that many prominent Liberals have not been much better. For instance, the most bigoted opponent of Welsh teaching in Cardiff elementary schools was one of the chief Liberal leaders," whilst its greatest champion was the Conservative Lord Mayor, Mr. Robert Hughes. And Again. The most patriotic English paper published in Wales is the Conservative Western Mail, whose courageous and able defence of the Welsh language and other national interests has earned for that journal the thanks of all patriotic Welshmen. On the other hand, there are Liberal papers published in Wales who either ignore the national aspirations of the Principality altogether, or allude to them in a sneering vein. Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P. Amongst the many congratulations received by Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., after the



Notes from South Wales.