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Notes from South Wales. (From our Special Correspondent.) Cardiff Bigotry. Whilst the JVestern Mail and the Conservative Lord Mayor of Cardiff strongly advocated the conferring of the freedom of that city on the Right Hon. D. Lloyd-George, on the occasion of his forthcoming visit in connection with the Cymmrodorion St. David's Banquet, a number of local Conservatives made a dead set against the proposal, so that the idea has had to be abandoned. In an excellent article, the Western Mail chided the bigots for such an exhibition of narrow-mindedness. The splendid reception which the brilliant Welshman is certain to receive by the Cymmrodorion Society, will, however, more than compensate for the pitiful action. The Late Alaw Ddu. Welshmen generally, will be glal to hear that the fund started with the object of perpetuating the memory of the late "Alaw Ddu (Mr. W. T. Rees), of Llanelly, is being well received. Alaw Ddu was the composer of some beautiful musical works which have afforded cheer and pleasure to thousands. The well-known hymn tune, Glanrhondda," was due to Alaw Ddu's inspiration, and so was that lovely glee, Y Gwlithyn." And all who have heard the cantata, The Good Shepherd," cannot fail to have been impressed with its beauty. As one who has been charmed with many of Alaw Ddu's compositions, I wish the movement to keep his memory evergreen the highest possible success. A Good Welshman for London. Mr. W. Wilkins, who is leaving Llanelly for London, has been one of the most prominent Welshmen in South-West Wales, and his departure leaves a gap which will be very difficult to fill. Mr. Wilkins is a member of the Llanelly Urban District Council and Harbour Trust, and has filled the chairmanship of both bodies. He is also a member of the County Council, in which position he has showed good business skill. Religious and social work at Llanelly have found in Mr. Wilkins an earnest advocate. He is a deacon with the Calvinistic Methodists, and has filled the position of super- intendent of an institution, which, to every true Cymro, is always revered and cherished—the Sunday School. Mr. Wilkins ought to prove a welcome acquisition to the London Welsh community. A Good Move. Welshmen in Wales note with satisfaction the decision arrived at by a representative gathering of London Welshmen, held at the National Liberal Club the other evening, under the presidency of Mr. William Evans, of the Board of Trade, to invite the 34 members for Wales

SOUTH WALES BUSINESS NOTES.

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SOUTH WALES BUSINESS NOTES.