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Notes from South Wales.


Notes from South Wales. (From our Special Correspondent.) The Welsh Revivalist. Mr. Evan Roberts, the Welsh Revivalist, will probably visit Cardiganshire in the course of the coming Spring. The great charm of Mr. Evan Roberts is the fact that fame has not spoilt him. He is still the same unassuming young man that he was prior to the outbreak of the wonderful religious revival that set all the civilised world talking. By the way, whilst passing along a street in a South Wales town the other afternoon, I noticed a poor "pavement artist." He had drawn a number of crayon pictures of notable men. The list included General Buller, Lord Roberts, and Mr. Evan Roberts. Swansea Mayor's Bible Class. It is interesting to note that Mr. Gwilym Morgan, the Mayor of Swansea, conducts a well-attended young men's Bible class in that town. In fact, it is one of the most interesting and successful Bible classes in South Wales, and, in these days of Blatchfordism, it is pleasant to find such a strong body of well-educated young men remaining loyal to the teachings of the Greatest Book in the world. To mark appreciation of their teacher's services, the members of the class recently presented his worship with a splendid framed photo group of the members. St. David's Day. A striking feature of the times is the increased interest that is being taken in the observance of St. David's Day. Already I hear of pre- parations for Welsh national banquets to be held on St. David's Day next, at Barry and the Rhondda, places where such celebrations have not been very much observed in the past. Cardiff, of course, is right in front, and it is expected that this year's celebrations will be the largest ever held in the city: There will also be celebrations at Swansea, Newport, Aberdare, and probably Merthyr. It rejoices the heart of every true Cymro to find that the spirit of Welsh nationality is advancing, and not otherwise. A Hint. It is to be hoped that Welshmen will wear the national emblem, the leek, as much as possible. In past years this has not been very




Notes from South Wales.