Notes of the Week. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams.—Lord Justice Vaughan Williams was one of the numerous company that assembled together in the Hotel Cecil to celebrate St. David's Day. Strange to say, he was the only speaker who ventured to touch upon questions that may be called political. His eulogy of the speech of the Lord Chancellor-the guest of the evening-in the House of Lords a few nights previous on the Chinese Labour question was a bit daring, and quite unexpected too, as all those present knew that Justice Williams had always been a strong Tory. But when he went on to declare that though every vote he had ever given had been given to the Conservatives, he had always felt that Wales had an educational and an eccle- siastical grievance, he fairly took away the breath of those who listened to him. He evidently does not regard the Church in Wales as an integral part of the Church in England which cannot be dealt with by itself. The importance of such a declaration, coming from such a source, cannot easily be under- estimated. It shows that a number, at least, of Churchmen and Conservatives are recognising that the Establishment in Wales is indefensible. Mr. Lloyd-George in Cardiff.—The visit of the President of the Board of Trade to Cardiff on Saturday last was a grand success. It is to be hoped that those who frustrated the proposal to confer upon him the freedom of the city are now ashamed of themselves, though Mr. Lloyd-George stands in no need of such ornamental honours. He possesses the freedom of the hearts of the people of Wales. At the St. David's banquet, to which he had been invited, he made a speech which ought to be epoch-making in the history of the Principality. A summary of that speech will be found in another column. It contained passages as eloquent as any that ever fell from the lips of this master of fervent and poetical oratory. His appeal for unity, not for political, but for national purposes, is finding an echo in every corner of the land. Whether Wales will get a National Council' or not depends upon herself. But in order to have unity there must be give and take. The large towns and populous districts of Glamorgan and Monmouth must deal generously with the sparsely-populated counties- those counties from which Wales has sprung, those counties which for hundreds of years fostered Welsh liberty, Welsh ideas, Welsh tongue. The rural parishes had been severely hit during the last 50 years. That was the side of Welsh life they had to build up. They. could not build up a nation in towns. Empires began to fall with the decay of their peasant population." No truer words than these were ever uttered. But neither must the rural counties be too unreasonable. We hope all concerned will take a commonsense view of things, and that as a consequence there will be a united demand for complete self-government in educational matters. Socialistic Legislation.-Socialism is evidently coming in with a rush, whether to make us better or worse is a question we decline at present to discuss. But that the House of Commons should give a second reading without division, and with only few words of criticism, to a Bill to feed poor school children at the expense of the State is enough almost to take away one's breath. That hungry children cannot be taught is quite clear, and as the State has made education compulsory upon all, it follows that it ought to see that the little ones are in a fit condition to receive education. At the same time, we cannot help feeling that this is a step towards doing away with parental responsibility. It is true that there is a provision in the Bill for reclaiming from parents able to pay the amount spent in feeding their children. We can see in that provision the possibility of a breaking up of the homes of many. The plain truth of the matter is this—nine-tenths of the children sent to school with empty stomachs are in that state because of the drinking habits of the parents. And the vast majority of those parents would be thankful if the opportunity to drink was taken away from them. They are not callous, they are not dead to their responsibility; they are simply unable to resist the fascination of the gin palace at the corner. If the House of Commons had the courage to tackle the cursed liquor traffic regardless of vested interest, there would be very little need of State provision for underfed children. A Boon to Wales.-The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that he intends to make provision in the next Budget for a Treasury grant of £ 20,COO to the building fund of the North Wales University College. The money will not be paid until the building is practically erected, so that the money will not fall within next year's estimates. Aberystwyth and Cardiff had received a similar building grant, and it was only fair that Bangor should be treated in the same way. Mr. Austen Chamberlain, however, has utterred a jarring note already. He wants to know if the Chan- cellor would give grants on the same liberal scale to universities in England and Scotland, and has given notice that he will call attention to the matter later on. We never knew until now that Mr. Austen Chamberlain or any mem- ber of his family took any particular interest in any part of the Kingdom outside Birmingham. And we cannot help thinking that his present attitude is a similar attempt to make the other parts of Great Britain jealous of little Wales. But the good sense of England and Scotland will see that Wales has not had anything like her due share in the past. And no other people within the Empire have made such sacrifices in the cause of Education as the Welsh have made during the last thirty years, and are making still. Perhaps, if Wales had sent to the House of Commons one or two members in support of the Highbury policy, we should not have made ourselves the' objects of the watchful-not to say spiteful—eye of the ex-Chancellor. Lack of generosity seems to be the besetting sin of all within the Highbury circle.
MR. LLOYD-GEORGE'S PRIVATE SECRETARY. Mr. John Rowlands, the energetic honorary secretary of the Cardiff Cymmrodorion, has been appointed private secretary to the Right Hon. D. Lloyd-George, M.P., President of the Board of Trade, and will in a few days be leav- ing Cardiff to take up his duties in London. Mr. Rowlands, who has during his residence in Cardiff actively associated himself with all Welsh movements, hails from Tregaron, and has been for some time on the teaching staff of the Cardiff Higher Grade School.
Am Gymry Llundain. DEWI.—P'un ai Pregethwr ynte Tafarnwr oedd yr hen Ddewi ? Mae'r genedl wedi bod yn coffhau ei enw mewn Eglwys a Gwesty yn ystod yr wythnos a aeth heibio YR AELODAU CYMREIG.—Deallwn nad oes bwriad i sefydlu plaid Gymreig yn y Senedd. Mae gormod o amrywiaeth, meddir, yn yr aelodau i freuddwydio am eu huno. CYRDDAU TE.-Dyma fydd prif atdyniadau gwyr y ddinas yn ystod yr wythnos ddyfodol. Ar nos Iau cynhelir un yn King's Cross, Walham Green, St. Padarn (Holloway), a Gothic Hall. Ar ol y ciniawau adeg Gwyl Dewi bydd yn amheuthyn cael pryd lied ysgafn. S. T.Anaml y clywir llais Mr. S. T. Evans, A.S., yn y cyfarfodydd Cymreig, ond deallwn y bydd yn l'ywyddu mewn cyngherdd yn y Tabernacl nos Tau nesaf. Ei FARN AM 0. M.Hynododd Mr. O. M. Edwards ei hun yn y Senedd-meddai Mr. S. T. Evans pwy noson-fel yr aelod nas agorodd ei enau o fewn muriau'r lle-ni ofynodd gwestiwn, ni ddygodd i fewn yr un mesur, ac ni siaradodd ar unrhyw bwnc yn y Ty. Prin y mae hyna yn gywir. AR DAITH.-Dydd Gwener, Mawrth 2il, hwyliodd Mr. a Mrs. Benjamin Rees, Car- thusian Street, am daith tua'r Aipht a gwlad Canaan. Rhwydd hynt iddynt ar eu pererin- dod ar draws Gwlad yr Addewid. URDDAS Y BEL.—Ar ol i Gymru guro New Zealand mae chwareu'r bel droed wedi dod i fri, ac yn ei bregeth yn Sant Paul rhoddwyd urddas ar yr oruchafiaeth trwy i Esgob Llandaf ganmol y gwaith o bwlpud y lie hwnnw. Yr oedd wedi derbyn bendith y Seiat a'r Cwrdd Misol yn flaenorol i hyn. PREGETHWYR METHODUS.—Myn rhai darlith- wyr mai nodwedd arbenig yr hen do o bregethwyr y Methodistiaid oedd eu llais isel crynedig ar ddechreu pregeth. Prin y gellid clywed y testyn, a byddai'r rhagymadrodd yn aneglur, ond gwnaent i fynu y diflyg cyn diwedd y bregeth. t, "GOMERYDDOL."—Ond o hyn allan rhaid galw'r dull yma o bregethu yn "Gomeryddol." Yn ei draethiad yn y City Temple ni chlywodd un o bob ugain lie yr oedd testyn pregeth y Parch. Gomer Lewis, D.D. Yr oedd hyn yn anesgusodol i wr mor gynefin a'r areithfa ac yn ystod ei draethiad rhoddai fwy o sylw i'r bobl o bob tu i'r pwlpud nag oedd eisieu, gan esgculuso yn hollol y dorf fawr oedd yn mhen pellaf yr adeilad. WHELDON FEL BAPTIs.-Ond yr oedd y Parch. T. J. Wheldon yn traethu fel Baptist o'r radd flaenaf. Siaradodd yn glir o'r dechreu i'r diwedd. Cyfeiriodd ei lais i bellafoedd yr adeilad, a chyrhaeddodd bob cwr o hono. Yr oedd ei arddull yn y pwlpud yn wers i bawb oedd yn y lie. Dyma wr wedi astudio areitheg, ac yn deall angen adeilad mawr. MARWOLAETH CADFANYDD.—Chwith fydd gan lawer o gyfeillion Mr. Edward Owen (Cadfanydd), Redburn Street, Chelsea, glywed am ei farwolaeth sydyn. Boreu dydd Sul diweddaf, ar ol ychydig gystudd, hunodd yn dawel, a chladdwyd ef y dydd Iau dilynol yn nghladdfa Fulham. Brodor o ardal Llanbryn- mair oedd Mr. Owen, a ganed ef yno rhyw 49 mlynedd yn ol. Bu'n preswylio yn hir yn Llundain, a chymerodd ran flaenllaw am flyn- yddau yn y Cymde'thasau Llenyddol, Cymru Fydd, yr Undeb a Chymdeithas y Brythonwyr. Yr oedd yn siaradwr gwych ac yn feirniad caled yn ami. Bu'n aelod ffyddlawn am hir flwyddi yn Eglwys Anibynol Radnor Street, ac efe oedd
cytuno ar gynllun rai misoedd yn ol. Nid yw y sir honno yn fwy gwledig na siroedd eraill yng Nghymru, a dylai cynllun o foddloni sir Aber- teifi a sir Feirionydd foddloni sir Gaerfyrddin hefyd. Er mwyn pobpeth sydd anwyl genym fel cenedl na adawer i'r hen ysbryd eiddigus a achosodd i ni golli ein hannibyniaeth gynt ddinystrio ein rhagolygon personol. A phe gallai pawb godi i'r teimlad hwnnw o fawrhad o Gymru, ei hanes a'i phosibilrwydd a chariad ati, a enynnai yn niweddglo araeth gofiadwy Mr. Lloyd-George, yr ydym yn bur sicr na byddid nemawr dro cyn dod yn unfryd-unfarn ynghylch cynllun. Na ddiystyred neb Gymru," meddai yr areithiwr hyawdl, ei hiaith, na'il lenyddieath; y mae wedi dod drwy lawer storm; mae wedi gorfyw llawer Ymherodraeth. Fe ddaw ei thymhor hithau. Pan gyrhaedda y llwyth olaf o lo i Gaerdydd, pan fydd y deimwnt du olaf wedi ei gloddio o ddaear Morganwg, y pryd hwnnw bydd dynion yn cloddio gemau disgleir- iaf allan o'r mwngloddiau dihysbydd sy'n llen- yddiaeth ac iaith Cymru."