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Notes and News. WELSH footballers are enthusiastic over the defeat of England. Their chief aim this season, however, is to lower the colours of Scotsmen. OWING to the illness of Sir Justice Vaughan Williams, the sitting of the Welsh Church Commission has had to be postponed to an indefinite date. THERE is a talk of another Welsh revolt. It will be led by one or two young Welsh members that were left out in the cold when the plums of office were distributed. THE Rev. R. J. Campbell is the prophet of a new theology." It is stated that he will soon have a new congregation, too, inasmuch as many of the old members are about to leave his church. ONE of the chief doctrines in Campbell's new theology is that every man is a god. This is no doubt true, and the Rev. Campbell thinks like the Kaiser that he is the greatest of them all. MR. PRITCHARD MORGAN is going to Chirk again. What has become of the Merioneth- shire gold mines," the products of which were going" to pay off the National Debt ? ABERDOVEY golf links are getting ex- ceedingly popular. According to a Mid- Wales journal the number of visitors there at Christmas was larger than in any previous year." "WHAT our local M.P. does not know about tigers, panthers, and Indian guns is not worth knowing," remarked a Machyn- lleth man last week. We agree. LORD PENRHYN said at a Bangor Church Defence meeting that if the Church schools should be ruined and, shut up all children would be exposed to the very serious risk of being Godless." A PEMBROKE Dock paper bitterly complains of the inactivity of the Welsh Parliamentary Members. It states that one Irish M.P. is equal to three Welsh M.P.'s." That opinion is becoming very general in Wales of late. Mi lyna'n dawel wrth Dy droed' is expressively beautiful." So remarked Sir Marchant Williams, in the course of an instructive address on Welsh and English, at a recent enthusiastic Welsh gathering at Hirwain. THERE were no prisoners for trial at the Epiphany Quarter Sessions for the county of Montgomery at Welshpool. If it were not for the evildoings of foreigners settled in Glamorganshire Wales would almost be crimeless. MR. JOHN BURNS took the opportunity of an official visit to South Wales on Saturday to see the Wales v. England football match. He went to the shilling seats." Honest John" is reported to have said that the Welsh football team was the finest he had ever seen play." THE Carmarthen Education Authority is very up-to-date in some things. For example the scholars are bound to make use of the tooth brush regularly. The Authority have also engaged a dentist to examine the children's teeth at stated intervals. There are other Education Authorities in Wales that might well follow the excellent example set by Carmarthen. A HIGHLY successful Eisteddfod was held at Pretoria, the capital of the Transvaal, on Dingaaris Day. The honour of singing the Eisteddfod song was delegated to Miss Helen Botha, the charming daughter of Com- mandant General Louis Botha, and she was very prettily complimented-in a couple of "Englynion "-by Mr. L. M. Jones. Tal o Fon, who conducted the festival with his usual tact and ability. THE Aberystwyth Observer states that the Vicar of St. Michael's Church in that town recently advertised for a curate, who was expected to be "a bilinguist, musical, and good visitor; daily mattins, E.P., interesting work, stipend £ 140." The Observer, com- menting thereon, states It is evidently not necessary that he should be a good preacher, which is what the congregation want. And what is the interesting work referred to ? WE regret to record the death at the age of 49 of Mr. James E. Lloyd, head of Messrs. Lloyd & Co., charcoal manufacturers, of Riley Street, Bermondsey, and who have extensive factories in Hereford, Gloucester, and Monmouthshire. Deceased, who had been ailing for some time, was well known in South Wales, and was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends by whom his death is greatly lamented. The funeral took place on Friday last at Nunhead cemetery, a large gathering including many Welsh friends being present to pay their last tribute to a worthy friend. THE distinction of Fellow of the Royal College of Organists" has just been con- ferred upon Miss Olwen Rowlands, of Bangor, a daughter of the Rev. Daniel Rowlands, and sister of Miss Anna Row- lands, the head mistress of the Ruthin County School for Girls. Miss Olwen Rowlands, who has been an organist in Bangor for some years, already held the diplomas of L.R.A.M. and A.R.C.O. The distinction she has now obtained, after undergoing an examination the standard of which is very high and the percentage of passes very low, is the highest that an organist can hold, and there are few women who possess it. Miss Rowlands is believed to be the first Welshwoman who has ever attained to this degree. MANY people in Carnarvonshire will be interested to know that Mr. R. 0. Wynne Roberts, C.E., waterworks engineer of the Capetown Town Council, is about to return to the homeland. This step he has decided to take owing to the merging of the water- works department in that of the city engi- neer, this again being due to the fact that public authorities in South Africa are re- trenching in every way. Mr. Roberts has been handsomely compensated by the council. He was for a few years borough surveyor of Carnarvon and afterwards of Oswestry. During his stay at Capetown he and Mrs. Wynne Roberts have extended hospitality to many Welsh people arriving there, this being especially the case at the time of the war. A WELSHMAN, Mr. Edward Edwards, of Chirk, has been appointed principal of the Mohammedan Madrasa, one of the most important colleges in Calcutta. He is not the first Welshman who has been offered an appointment of the kind in the Indian capital. The Rev. John Jones (loan Tegid) was offered a similar post during his Oxford days, but was induced to remain in Wales by reading a song composed by his friend Daniel Ddu-" Gwlad fy Ngenedigaeth (" My Native Land "). Tegid afterwards accepted the living of Nefern, in North Pembrokeshire.