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Notes from South Wales. (From our Special Correspondent.) Workmen's Wages. During the hearing of a County Court case in West Wales, the other day, a certificate was handed in showing the wages of the defendant, a local steelworker, to be £23 2S. id. per month. An annual wage of £277 5s. od. for a steelworker is not at all a bad one. In Ye Olden Times. The other day, whilst looking over the file of the Carmarthen Journal (one of the oldest papers in Wales) for the year 1830, 76 years ago, I came across the following reference to a London execution. It will probably interest many readers of these notes, so I give it here "At 3 o'clock on December 31st, 1829, the following four convicts forfeited their lives to their offences at the usual place of execution in front of Newgate,, viz., W. Newitt, for sheep stealing, S. Sandford and T. Leslie, for burglary, and T. T. Maynard, for an extensive forgery upon the Custom House department." The law was much severer in the old days evidently. It is curious to think that people who stole sheep 76 years ago were hung. Cardiff and Lloyd=George. The suggestion of the Western Mail that the Right Hon. D. Lloyd-George should receive the freedom of Cardiff city on the occasion of his forthcoming visit in connection with the local Cymmrodorion banquet is being well taken up. It is felt that inasmuch as Mr. Lloyd- George is the first Welsh speaking Welshman to attain to the dignity and importance of Cabinet rank, the event should be fittingly celebrated by the extension of the honour alluded to from the Corporation of the largest and most progressive place in Wales. The leading local Conservatives, in addition to the Liberals, are in favour of the suggestion, for, however much the former may differ from the political views of Lloyd-George, they recognise in him a patriotic and able Welshman who has brought great fame to his country. A "Discordant Note." The only discordant note to the suggestion, so far, is a protest from the Adamsdown Con- servative Club." For the benefit of readers of the LONDON WELSHMAN, who have never seen "the Adamsdown Conservative Club," I may explain that it is a poor-looking little shanty in a back street of Cardiff, adjoining the Saffron Hill" of the city, i.e., the salubrious retreat of the Italian ice-cream men and organ grinders. The protest" of an obscure shanty of that kind is too laughable for words, and beneath contempt.

SOUTH WALES BUSINESS NOTES.

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YSGOLORIAETH ELEAZAR ROBERTS.

ELECTION POETRY.

Notes from South Wales.